Tsuyu, Rainy Season, 梅雨

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Tsuyu, Rainy Season, 梅雨 

 

Tsuyu is the early summer rainy season.

梅雨は、夏が来る前に起こる雨の季節です。

The rainy season starts in May in Okinawa, moving from south to north.

五月に沖縄ではじまり、南から北へと移動します。 

The whole  of Japan sets in the rainy season in the middle  of June except Hokkaido. 

北海道をのぞき、六月になると全国で梅雨の季節が始まります。

The season lasts about a month.

 

Tsuyu, Rainy Season, 梅雨 

およそひと月つづきます。

During the season, people endure discomfort, spending hot, humid, sleepless nights.

その間、蒸し暑い夜や寝苦しい夜が続き、不快な季節を耐えます。

You will probably hear  the sirens of ambulances and police cars every night.

毎晩のように救急車やパトロールカーのサイレンの音を聞きます。

The discomfort index gets higher and people get irritated and frustrated.

不快指数も上がり、イライラやかんしゃくもうなぎ上りです。

 

 Tsuyu, Rainy Season, 梅雨

In spite of that, tsuyu is a very important season for Japanese. 

とはいえ、梅雨は日本人にとって大切な季節です。

 Rice planting cannot be done without the rainy season. Living water is indispensable for urban inhabitants. Thanks to the rainfall caused by tsuyu, they can secure enough water.

田植えと梅雨は切り離すことはできません。都市部の住民にとっても水は必要不可欠です。梅雨のおかげで十分な水が確保できるのです。

In the late tsuyu season, Japan is sometimes hit by torrential rains or  typhoons and suffer much damage.

梅雨も後半になると、集中豪雨や台風に襲われることがあります。

Many of natural diasters take place around this time of the year.

Tsuyu, Rainy Season, 梅雨 

自然災害の多くはこの時期に集中します。

Anyway in June, if it is good or bad, Japanese people expect the rainy season and when it comes as usual, they feel relieved.

良くも悪くも、6月になれば梅雨がくる事を当然と思い、梅雨がはじまるとホッとします。

 

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