The lame conversation starter that every Japanese person will bore you with is that Japan is blessed above all nations in the world with “four seasons.”
However, right now we’re in the throes of Japan’s fifth season, the Rainy Season.
You might ask, WTF is with all these hanging ghosts made of toilet paper?
They are ‘Teru teru bozu’—a rain-rain-go-away-come-again-another-day effigy and Japan’s creepiest character. Japanese children make these talismans that are supposed to have magical powers to bring good weather and to prevent a rainy day (Wiki).
The empire is prepared for the rainy season in Japan.
Danny Choo on Flickr: Japan Rainy Season
Learn more about Japan’s Tsuyu/rainy season at dannychoo.com