We are heading into the dog days of summer here in Japan. This weekend marks the start of the seven-week long summer vacation for grade-school students as well as summer-related festivals and activities.
You might be thinking: Wait, why are you just going to beach now since summer started almost a month ago?
The reason is that most of June and the first part of July is called the rainy season (梅雨 Tsuyu). Usually, it ends by the third week when the national holiday 海の日 (Umi no Hi Ocean Day) comes around. A lot of pools and beaches will officially “open” around many places in Japan. As well, this weekend marks the start of festivals and fireworks.
To celebrate the start of beach season here in Japan, name me a song for the perfect beach playlist!
Here are the rules for this week’s topic:
👉 Suggest a song that you would include on your beach or pool playlist! It can be in the title, in the lyrics, in the beat, or the overall feeling of the song. It doesn’t need to be in English! It can be in any language!
👉You can submit your song’s name in the comment section of this post! I will feature it in a round-up post next week!
⏰ But hurry, this is only a weekly thing! Submissions will close on next Monday, July 1!
I can’t wait to hear your submissions!