And so it is declared

A blurry, cloudy night

On June 13, 2010, rainy season was declared for my part of Japan (Tokai). As I have posted before, I love the official proclamations of seasons, whether it is 梅雨 (tsuyu), 花見 (hanami), or any other artificial season. My interpreter knows my fascination with an official announcement as well and was kind enough to send me the following:

Above article says that the Japan Meteorological Agency announced that it seemed to begin rainy season in Shikoku, Tyugoku, Kinki, Tokai, and Hokuriku regions on June 13th. As you know, even the declaration of the Japan Meteorological Agency is inarticulate and not clear:-).

Sorry JMA! And the article …

梅雨入り:四国、中国、近畿、東海、北陸で平年より遅く

気象庁は13日、四国、中国、近畿、東海、北陸地方が梅雨入りしたとみられると発表した。平年より北陸は3日、東海は5日、近畿と中国は7日、四国は9日遅い。四国は07年と並び過去3番目の遅さだった。梅雨入りした各地は、今後1週間も気圧の谷や梅雨前線の影響で曇りや雨の日が多い見込みという。

That’s all very interesting. However, I think the screen capture below says it all.

Rainy season, what rain?

 

I really am looking forward to the next few days.