Friday, July 15, 2005

So Long Tsuyu!  さよなら 梅雨!

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I think Tsuyu has finally come to and end. I will miss playing in the warm, summer plum rain, and sleeping with the cool breeze it brings. From here on out its pure hotness. Unsleepable, sweat-saturating, sun-hazy hot.

For now I will live in denial of the approaching death-by-sweaty, sleepless nights, and focus on Gion Matsuri (The most famous festival in Kyoto, in which I will be partaking this weekend)!

In the spirit of Gion, and Geisha everywhere, I offer this photo as a final farewell to the rain (plum rain, anyways)!

Sayonara Tsuyu!


Nick Coutts said...

What an excellent shot! Where was it taken?

Melissa said...

Thanks Nick! It was taken during a performance of the Kamogawa Odori, Pontocho's spring dance.

Christopher said...

Hi Melissa. Excellent writing and great pictures. I found you through あきこ's site and I've added you to my list of Japanese blogs. Keep up the great writing and perspective. がんばってください!