You cant go to the beach until June 21st!

One of the funniest things about living in Japan is that summer doesn’t offically start until June 21st (iirc). What I mean by this is regardless of how hot and humid it is, people don’t think it’s summer until it officially reaches it on the calendar.  Most people wont go to the beach before this date, even if it is 100 degrees outside!??  Of course the surfers are in the water year round but I am talking about the normal folks.  Also salarymen usually wont see short sleeve shirts until after this date.  It’s kind of strange to me but it is the norm in Japan. 

Just something I have noticed while living in Japan.


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