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In Japan, June is the rainy season, we call this month’s long spell of rainy weather “Tsuyu”. I like rainy season’s flower hydrangea (Ajisai). There is an old temple Nogoji/Nougoji at Menuma, Kumagaya city, Saitama prefecture, that was said to be built by monk Gyoki/Gyouki in 743, and rebuilt by Kobo/Koubou-daishi Kukai in 9 century. Now it is called “Ajisai-dera” as a temple of hydrangea.

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