From the beginning of June to the middle of July it is rainy season in Japan, it is called tsuyu 梅雨, literally meaning plum rain. Although it is not always comfortable to be outside, there are some nice paintings showing the rain from an artist’s perspective. Enjoy the rain!
From left to right:
Torii Kotondo 鳥居言人 (1900-1976): Rain, 1929.
Kawase Hasui 川瀬 巴水 (1883-1957): Rain in a Town, 1930.
Ohara Koson 小原 古邨 (1877-1945): Two Girls with Umbrella Caught in a Sudden Shower, 1930.