Hello, ICHIROYA newsletter readers!
How are you doing?
This is Iori writing again.
May is almost over. It’s getting warmer and warmer, even hot here in Japan.
It is the time to plant rice in Japan. Most of you already know that Japanese live on rice. Japanese love rice.
In this season, you can see many rice fields are filled with water. Rice fields glisten in the sunlight and this scenery is beautiful.
When I see this scenery every time in a year, I feel 'Summer is coming soon.'
There are rice fields called ‘Tanada’ in the countryside. ‘Tanada’ means rice fields arranged in a staircase pattern on a very steep slope on a mountain. This is also beautiful and you could see the old Japanese wisdom to get better harvest at the hard place like a sloping land in mountain. A lot of people come to take the photo of ‘Tanada’ in this rice-planting season.
Here is a proverb, ‘Minoruhodo Koubewotareru Inahokana.’ This proverb means ‘The boughs that bear most hang lowest.’ or ‘The more noble, the more humble. in English.
My father always told me this meaning. I like this phrase and want to be such a person.
If you have any chance to visit Japan in this season, please come to see the ‘Tanada’.
You will like this wonderful scenery!
Here I introduce some Kimono and Obi for summer.
Please enjoy hot summer in this cool-looking pieces!
Thank you for reading.
Please have a nice weekend!