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Natsu (夏 – Summer)

  • In the northern hemisphere, “natsu” (夏) has approached.

    “Natsu” is a kind of seasons, and it can be translated as summer in English.

    Astronomically “natsu” is defined the period between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox, but in Japan, it usually means three months — June, July and August.

    There are several theories about the etymology of “natsu,” such as that is comes from “atsui” (暑い – hot) or “netsu” (熱 – heat), but the truth remains to be identified.

    Needless to say, natsu (summer) is the season when people become the most active in the year for many countries.

    In Japan, various events like summer festivals and fireworks festivals will be held.

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