There cat’s figures are called ‘manekineko’ in Japanese, and are called ‘welcome cat’ or ‘lucky cat’ in English.
The calico cat, we called ‘Mi-ke’, which are a symbols happiness and good luck.
The rainy season lasts from the beginning of June to mid-July i
n mainland Japan.
During rainy season it does not rain every day, but the weather varies from intensive downpours to occasional sprinkles.
On the other hands, sunny days during the rainy season, the air temperature gets high and humidity is also high.
You’ll see a lot of chicks of birds in this rainy season, like barn swallow, and spot‐billed duck…
In early summer, a spot-billed duck hatches chicks near the pond and the family spends about one month there before moving on.
Some sights, such as wooden temples, gardens and old houses are rather attractive in the season’s rain or mist, these conditions make for an atmospheric visit.
The appreciation of the light and shadow of such settings is celebrated in many aspects of Japanese culture from architecture to food.
Do you like “Maccha”, powdered green tea ?
Some architecture is constructed to facilitate the enjoyment of the sound of raindrops. Also, Japanese people enjoy seeing hydrangeas in the rain.
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