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The Beauty of Rain in Japanese Culture☔️✨

Did you know that in Japanese, there are many words to describe rain👀✨?

Some people say there are even more than 400 words just to describe different types of rain.☔️

I couldn’t believe it when I first heard this.😲

However, I believe these terms are quite important.

Once I hear the name of rain, I can imagine movie scenes, emotions, and much more. ☺️

These names help us feel deeper emotions, gain a deeper understanding, and explore more of Japanese culture.🇯🇵

Below are three unique phrases.👇

1.⁠ ⁠Otokotsuyu (男梅雨 Man’s Rain) and Onnatsuyu (女梅雨 Women’s Rain)

These are very unique names that compare rain to human genders. “Otokotsuyu” refers to a rainy season where the rain falls heavily but stops quickly and the sky clears up completely, reminiscent of a man’s boldness.

On the other hand, “Onnatsuyu” refers to a rainy season where the rain falls gently and continuously, like a graceful woman.

2.⁠ ⁠Kitsune no Yomeiri (狐の嫁入り Fox’s Wedding Rain)

This term refers to a sun shower, rain falling while the sun is shining.

The mystery of rain falling despite a clear sky is expressed as a bizarre phenomenon, almost like being tricked by a fox.

This phrase captures the whimsical and unexpected nature of such weather.

3.⁠ ⁠Namida Ame (涙雨 Tear Rain)

This term compares rain to tears of sadness. It refers to a small amount of rain, resembling tears.

How do you find these words✨?

If you like them, please give me a thumbs up👍💓!


1 Comment

Darren Cheong
Darren Cheong
5 days ago

Japan have a long history and rich culture. It is not surprising to know the amount of effort Japanese put into creating things to the next level. 😍

The type of rain are beautifully described. I hope it would be a series of different type of rains.

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