Tag Archives: rainy season

June 25

Blue Hydrangeas – Harbingers of the rainy season in Japan

July is here and that means gorgeous hydrangeas, or ajisai (アジサイ), in gardens across Japan!

June 19

Tsuyu – a time of neglect

Tsuyu (梅雨literally plum rain) is what the Japanese term their rainy season.  It is my least favourite time of year over here.  If seasons were siblings, tsuyu would be the black sheep of the family; the one no one likes nor even wants to have hanging around. So far this tsuyu has been on its […]