Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Shosho, End of Heat
Shosho, End of Heat, another Japanese mini-season, technically starts August 23 and ends September 7. My experience is that right around September 1, there is a sudden and drastic drop in heat, and the humidity starts to dissipate. It is amazing! Suddenly, it feels like somebody turned the national thermostat down ten degrees (F). Here in West Hollywood, the heat has also dropped and the quality of the light has changed. However, West Hollywood is no respecter of Japanese mini-seasons, so we don't know what comes next! This picture comes from northern Kyushu, in a river valley full of farms.