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72 Seasons

The sunlight pouring in from between the clouds in the overcast rainy season sky is getting stronger by the day, and the wind that blows begins to get tinged with heat. This is the time of year when premonitions of the arrival of true summer are in the air. The day rainy season ends differs from year to year, but it usually starts in Okinawa at the end of June, reaches southern Kyushu by early July, then Honshu by around July 20th, and finally Tohoku at the end of July. Summer dashes from south to north up the archipelago.
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