About Japanese events and seasonal food in June

We are now in June 2021, and the first half of the year has already passed.
By the way, what kind of month is "June" for you?

Outside of Japan (for example, in Greater China, Europe and America), June is the graduation season!

In Japan, graduation is in March, so it's a different time of the year.

By the way, I would like to introduce what kind of events and seasonal foods there are about "June in Japan".

What do you think of when you think of June?
For example, there are the following events and food.
〇Rainy season
This year, the rainy season is expected to start from June 7th to the end of July 19th in the Kanto Koshin region.
(Refer to the information from the Japan Meteorological Agency in 2021)
What is the origin of the saying, "If you get married in June, you will be happy"?
The origin of June Bride is Juno, a goddess from the mythological era.
It was said that if you get married in June, you will be blessed by Juno and have a lifetime of happy married life.
〇Father's Day
This year, June 20, 2021, is Father's Day in Japan. (As a rule, the third Sunday in June.)
The United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and China it is the same day as in Japan..
Australia has it set on the first Sunday in September.
〇Hydrangea (Ajisai)
The hydrangea that blooms during the rainy season is very beautiful.
The "Bunkyo Hydrangea Festival" in Tokyo and the "Kaisei-machi Hydrangea Festival" in Kanagawa Prefecture are very famous.
Unfortunately, both festivals have been cancelled for 2021.
However, there are many other spots you can see, such as Kamakura, so it is recommended to go sightseeing.

By the way, do you know the seasonal foods in June?
鯵(Aji) (horse mackerel), 鮎(Ayu) (sweetfish), 鰹(Katsuo) (bonito), 鰌(Dojo) (loach)...etc
Can you read the kanji for each of these fish? It's difficult, isn't it?
Peppers, potatoes, shiso, green beans, asparagus, scallions, pumpkins ...etc

Plums, cherries...etc

Did you have your favorite food in the above list?
Ingredients that can be eaten in the season are very fresh, cheap and nutritious.
Even if you don't usually eat it, please try it this June.
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