Everything is dripping water today as the rainy season finally starts living up to its name.
A friend of ours told Hisashi the other day that June used to be a dead month in Kamakura, with hardly any tourists. Then one of the temples planted hydrangeas (the official flower of the rainy season), and suddenly, flower lovers (that’s pretty much everyone in Japan) started visiting in droves.
Now June is one of the busiest months, with Meigetsu-in and Hasedera being the most popular locations. Joju-in is also famous for its hydrangeas, but this year is a maintenance year and the bushes were all cut back.