Japan Environmental Exchange

J.E.E. Eco-Calendar 2018 -- Wind Journey with the Eco-neko --

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    This year's calendar continues from the themes of "Green", "Light" and "Water" focusing this year on "Wind".

  • Wind is the invisible movement of air in the atmosphere surrounding the earth. Since old times, people have used wind as a natural energy source, but it can sometimes be too powerful and destructive.

  • Culturally, people have responded to wind in poetry, and have seen it as a metaphor for social change.

  • Japanese poetry reveals close and deep connections between wind and daily life. We hope you enjoy the 12 aspects of wind depicted in this calendar, including some wind-related poems.

  • Mr. High Moon (Takatsuki Hiroshi) has been the calendar's artist for over 27 years. This time, every month we are happy to re-encounter the Eco-neko, who we haven't seen for a few years.

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

  • As usual we include environment-related dates. This year we have added “World Food Day" (Oct. 16th).

  • Did you notice at the bottom of each calendar page the average hours of daylight are shown for each month? We also include the phases of the moon, and seasonal markers as reminders of the natural cycles.

  • J.E.E.'s aim is to achieve harmony with nature. We hope that kind of wind will come to us in the future.

  • 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.

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).
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