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June in Japan

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June in Japan

The month of June in Japan is usually seen as the rainy season or the beginning of summer. It can be an uncomfortable month which is humid and rainy.

The temperatures do not climb up to the highs of mid-summer months like August, but the humidity can be tough for many people to handle.

Japanese teacher Ayako Suzuki does not like this month at all. But in this blog for Beginner learners of Japanese, she introduces some different ways to enjoy the season.

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It is now the month of June. Personally, I don't like June much. In Japan, June is the month of the rainy season, and there is a lot of rain and many damp days in a row. When we have continuous rain, our feelings tend to the gloomy side. On top of this, the month of June does not have any national holidays either. When we have a holiday, we can get a chance to catch our breath but this doesn't happen in June, so it can feel quite desolate. Incidentally, December also doesn't have any national holidays either, but we have the New Year holidays at the end of December so you don't worry about it too much.

But there are things to enjoy that are unique only to this month. For example, June is the month for hydrangea. The site of hydrangea blooming in rain is truly beautiful, and when you look upon them your heart can feel washed and refreshed. And there are also many delicious fruits that are in season like cherries and loquats. I would like to get through this month June, which is not one of my favourites, by finding thing to enjoy like this.

じめじめした  humid, damp

一息(ひといき)つく  catch one's breath

~ならでは  only …, unique to …

紫陽花(あじさい)  hydrangea

旬(しゅん)  in season

乗(の)り切(き)る  get through


Konnichiwa. My name is Ayako Suzuki.
I live in Tochigi prefecture with my husband and two children. Tochigi has two towns that are very popular tourist attractions; Nikko, which is famous for its World Heritage shrine and its wonderful nature, and Mashiko which is famous for its pottery. Its only two hours by train from Tokyo, so if you get that chance, please come and visit Tochigi.
Through the language of Japanese, I am happy to and looking forward to meeting you all. Lets study Japanese together.

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