Observing spring's powerful change on people and the Japanese rural community around Yabe with text and photos is the main theme of the book. The author spent time living in a home that has been in the same family for twenty-two generations. He observes the changes that take place with the coming of spring. Leaving behind cell phone and computer and cutting off the day to day world made Mr. Miller accessable to listening and observing and being effected by the power of this season. If you want to hear, taste and touch spring for the first time this book takes you there.