Japan Environmental Exchange

J.E.E. Eco-Calendar 2016
-- Light and Life --

  • calender imageLast year's J.E.E. Eco-calendar asked, "What's Green?"
    What's your answer to that question?

  • For this year's calendar, J.E.E.'s 25th, we thought about the question: "Where does Green come from?"

  • The answer is: "Light." Everything in our ecosystem comes from light. It's essential to nature and our human existence. Also, an environment of ever-changing light and shadows allows us to feel relaxed.

  • Natural light is free (we never get billed for it!). In this calendar, we introduce 12 different kinds of light.

  • The pictures for this year's calendar were painted by Mr. High Moon, who has created all of the images for J.E.E.'s calendars over the last 25 years. We hope he will produce many more!

  • This calendar is bilingual. We hope that it is useful for language learning.

  • As usual this calendar includes important environment-related dates. From this year the lunar cycle is shown in color. Also we show the average number of daylight hours for each month, and traditional Japanese seasonal turning-points during the year.

  • After 25 years of producing J.E.E. Eco-calendars, we wonder which have been most popular?

  • Artwork: High Moon (Hiroshi Takatsuki), member of the Japan Manga Association, Director of Kyoto's Miyako Ecology Center and emeritus professor, Kyoto University.

  • Production: High Moon, Maura Hurley, Ken Rodgers & Yuri Egashira, Hikaru Furutaka & Amanda Gillis-Furutaka, Hiromi Yamagami, Emi Hirayama, Momoyo Nishimura, Nobuki Takabayashi, Motoki Takabayashi, Noriko Takemura, Kayoko Yoshimura, and Kyoko Hosoki.

大寒 — Coldest time of the year
立春 — First day of Spring
啓蟄 — Awakening of insects
春分 — Spring Equinox
夏至 — Summer Solstice
中秋の名月 — Harvest Moon
秋分の日 — Autumn Equinox
冬至 — Winter Solstice

Further details: A4 size closed (A3 hanging on wall);

28 pages, printed in full color with vegetable ink using natural wind power and solar energy;

price: ¥900 including tax (with 10% discount on 10 copies or more, 20% on 50 copies or more) - postage not included.

To order, please send a postcard, fax or e-mail to J.E.E., writing clearly your name, phone number, address, and the number of copies that you wish to receive. J.E.E. will include the bill for your order, and you can pay by postal transfer (yubin furikomi).

2016 J.E.E. ECO-CALENDAR -- "Light and Life"

  • We show some of the traditional Japanese seasonal turning-points
    during the year.
  • From this year, the lunar cycle is shown in yellow color.
  • Also we show the average number of daylight hours for each month with the length of rainbow at the bottom.

Messages from fans of J.E.E. calendar

  • J.E.E. calendar has become an indispensable item for my family!

  • Mr. High Moon's pictures are heart-warming!
    And I sometimes read the texts aloud, the messages encourage me to reconsider my daily life.

  • I'm an elementary school teacher, every year, I put the calendar on the wall in the classroom.

  • Thank you very much for the lovely calendar that is packed with plenty of thoughts!

  • How wonderful this is J.E.E.'s 25th calendar! I love it, my friends love it, too.
    When I forget to give it to them, they urge me to do!

  • I buy it every year, hope J.E.E. continues producing it!

  • The theme, 'Light and Life' is amazing! It makes us start thinking of what we should do in this unstable world situation.

  • I admire J.E.E. for its patient and steady activities. Most shops stop giving plastic bags, which we owe to J.E.E.!

  • J.E.E. calendar has just arrived at my house. I love it, Mr. High Moon's pictures are touching a lot, much more than difficult words!