Rainy season is most definitely upon us here in Fukushima. Rainy season is called ‘tsuyu‘ or ‘baiyu‘ in Japan, literally meaning ‘plum rain’. Rainy season in Tohoku typically lasts from the beginning of June through the end of July. The amount of rain varies from year to year, and region to region. Regardless, the season brings with it a wonderfully stifling humidity that everyone is sure to enjoy.