Summer Solstice

Approximately June 21st - July 6th

I don’t know if it was a common practice to use Self-Heal, the medicinal plant, for ailments in Japan in the 1970s. No one around me used it, but I imagine that it would have had a pungent smell and strong flavor, just like the many herbs that appeared on our dining table that were "good for health" throughout the seasons…

Continue to read the 72 microseasons essay “Self-Heal Withers”