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Japanese Rainy Season “Tsuyu”

In Japan, the rainy season during June is called “Tsuyu”. Though it makes many people feel depressed because of the rain every day, there still are some ways to enjoy it. In this article, we would like to share how to spend the rainy season in Japan.

Contents

1.What’s Tsuyu

2. Etymology of Tsuyu

3.Roles of Tsuyu

4.How to enjoy Tsuyu

5.Summery

1.What’s Tsuyu

Tsuyu is a kind of rainy seasons. It is known as the unique weather across a wide range of East Asia including Japan, except for Hokkaido and Ogasawara Islands, South Korean Peninsula, coastal area of China from the south part to Yangtze River Basin, and Taiwan. It refers to the season with a lot of cloud and rain during May until July every year.

2. Etymology of Tsuyu

As the etymology of the word Tsuyu, generally it is believed that because the plums ripen in this season. Besides it, there are various theories such as the high humidity causes mold easily in this season, it was also called “Baiu(黴雨)” which turned to the word of the same pronunciation in Japanese with another way of reading “Tsuyu(梅雨)”, or since it rains everyday(毎日) so it changed to “Tsuyu(梅雨) which has the same pronunciations”.

3.Roles of Tsuyu

Though Many people feel depressed because it rains a lot during Tsuyu season, it actually plays an important role in the nature. Because the rain in this season is essential for the growth of the rice plants and the vegetables, it is also called “Rain of blessing”. Additionally, the water brought from Tsuyu is very helpful for the plants bud during spring to absorb the nutrition from soil or sun.

4.How to enjoy Tsuyu

①Enjoy the scenery of Tsuyu

There are sceneries can be seen only in Tsuyu season, for example, go to see the hydrangea, which is one of the most famous flowers that bloom in this season. The contrast between rain and colorful hydrangea can be seen only in the rainy season.

②Go to places full of nature

During Tsuyu, because the weather is getting warmer, it would be nice to enjoy the beautiful sceneries of greenery before the hottest season comes.

③Visit the museum

One of the things can be considered to do during Tsuyu is going to the museum, where you don’t need an umbrella at even in the rainy day.

④Relax at home

In the rainy days, it might be nice to stay home and enjoy relaxing time as well. You can use a plenty of time to try baking or new recipes, or start watching the drama or cartoon that you were interested.

5.Summery

Though many people don’t like Tsuyu because of the high humidity, but Tsuyu plays an important role in the nature. There are sceneries can be enjoyed only in Tsuyu season. It might be not easy for some foreigners to get used to Tsuyu as first, however, we hope you can find your own way to enjoy it.

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