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Encyclopedia of Japanese Summer

In our website 2 Hours Drive From Tokyo, we collected 21 things and activities that have been close to the Japanese, directly or indirectly, in the summer season. They are the images of summer to the Japanese and appear in summer greeting cards (Shochu-mimai / しょちゅうみまい), songs, literature, movies, Anime, Manga and various expressions of the Japanese.

We featured;

Animals and Plants

-Morning Glory (あさがお)
-Goldfish (きんぎょ)
-Bladder Cherry (ほうずき)
-Japanese Rhinoceros Beetle (かぶとむし)
-Cicada (せみ)
-Dragonfly (とんぼ)

Living

-Mosquito Coils (かとりせんこう)
-Summer Festivals (なつまつり)
-Portable Festival Shrines (みこし)
-Bon Dance (ぼんおどり)
-Balloon Fishing (よーよーつり)
-Wind Bell (ふうりん)
-Round Paper Fan (うちわ)
-Water Sprinkling (うちみず)
-Fireworks (はなび)
-Ghosts (おばけ)

Food and Beverages

-Watermelon (すいか)
-Green Soy Beans (えだまめ)
-Somen (そうめん)
-Roasted Barley Tea (むぎちゃ)
-Cold Chinese Noodles (ひやしちゅうか)

 

If you are interested to know about them and if you want to know too much about Summer in Japan, go and visit our site,

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  1. Hilary より:

    Natsukashiiiiiiii! By the way, semi needs kowai in front of it. :D

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    Semi is kawaii if you find it on the tree but it is kowai on the ground!!! We wrote about Semi bomb in 2HDFT!

  3. Hilary より:

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    Hey! Could you put a link to the 2 Hours site in this article where it’s mentioned in the first line? That would be helpful! :D

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