Hollyhocks and the changing seasons.
The distinct four seasons are one of the interesting aspects of life in Japan, and the people of Snow Country still have the affinity to nature that was so important to their ancestors. They are adept at using nature’s indicators to figure out what is doing on around them. We’ve previously mentioned mantis eggs as a predictor of snow depth and a certain bloom letting foragers know when bamboo shoots are ready to harvest. We found out another interesting belief a while ago. Th