Another Rainy Day....
Around this time of the year, we have the rainy season called "Tsuyu" in Japan, which usually lasts for about one month from early June.
Tsuyu in Chinese characters is 梅雨.
梅 = Japanese apricot
雨 = rain
Why apricot rain?
According to Wikipedia....
There are several theories about the origin of 梅雨, and one of them is that the apricot reaches peak ripeness during this rainy season.
I see, that's true.
I usually make my Plum Sake around this time!
We are expecting more rainy days this week....
When this rainy season ends later this month, we will have the hot summer!