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here comes the rain again
falling on my head like a memory
and I wonder still I wonder
who'll stop the rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival
the bottoms of my shoes
from walking in the rain
Haiku by Jack Kerouac
it's rainin' all over the world
Brook Benton, Rainy Night in Georgia
The rainy season has officially started in Japan. In Japanese it is called 梅雨 tsuyu - plum rains. Japan is made up of four large islands plus Okinawa and some smaller islands. Weather fronts like cherry blossoms or the rainy season move north and east with the rotation of the earth from the southern island of Kyushu up through Shikoku and the main island Honshu to the northern island of Hokkaido.
The rainy season is not pleasant. Sometimes it is humid and wet and sometimes it is cold and wet. Anyway it is wet. Leather shoes and bags and jackets and belts can get mouldy. Washing is slow to dry. Especially thick cotton gi - martial arts uniforms.
I don't know if Japanese people use telepathy or if they just check their mobile phones. But you know they know something you don't when you get on a train and everyone has an umbrella but you.