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In Japan, it begins the rainy season or Tsuyu in most regions.


In Kanji, Tsuyu is "梅雨".

It means Ume (Japanese plum) + Ame (rain.)

Why rainy season is Plum rain?

Today, we would like to tell you the origin of Japanese rainy season.

Japanese rainy season starts at the beginning of June, and ends in July. (The period differs from every year. )

This season is the same season as the plum become ripe in Japan.

"The rainy season in the season of plum become ripe."

It is said that this is the origin of "Tsuyu."


From ancient times, Japanese people have eaten Ume.

There are all sorts of foods with Ume in Japan. For example, there are Ume brandy, Ume cider, and pickled plum.

Pickled plum, or Umeboshi has great effects to our health.

In rainy season, food poisoning become common.

Umeboshi can prevent the growth of the germs caused food poisoning.

In addition, eating Umeboshi can prevent catching the flu.

Furthermore, Umeboshi helps recovering from fatigue.


Since Ume has beautiful red color, these Dobai-mamezara from Azmaya are suitable. In fact, the motif of this plate is plum! Plum on plum plate!

Or, this simple white Square plate from 1616/arita japan make the beautiful Umeboshi color stand out.

Pickled plum is very sour.

But that sour of Ume sharpens our appetite.

To survive dull summer, sour Ume will help you!


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