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summer solstice in Japan

summer solstice in Japan

The day on 22nd June was longest at the summer solsticen in Japan.

In Osaka,
Sunrise… 4:45am
Sunset… 7:15pm

In this season, people start to plant rice before (now start in May.).
There are a custom to eat ‘octopus’ in Kansai area to grow up the ear of rice like octopus tentacle!
On the other hand, people toast rice cake to offered to the god in Kanto area.

Actually I didn’t know these custom…

Anyway, the summer solsticen is a sign for start the summer!
And the rainy season will finish soon.
I can’t wait summer!!!

Please let me know if you have any comments!