#019: Tsuyu (Plum Rain) (category: season)
East Asian countries have rainy season from late spring to early summer, and Japanese call it "Tsuyu" season. This word literally means "Plum Rain". Since there are several interpretations, no one can explain the true reason why people call the period Plum Rain.
Tsuyu season generally starts at the end of May to the beginning of June in many areas of this country. When Japanese Meteorological Agency announces the season sets, it will become a top news and people will be prepared for upcoming continual rain and humid days.
(Monday, June 3rd, 2013) See Archive