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The repeating four seasons of Shonai


Shonai where are blessed with four seasons. Heavy rain and high humidity. Still chilly spring day in Shonai. Cherry blossoms bloom three weeks later than in Tokyo. Melted snow moistens the rice fields. Early summer, rice-planting season. Reflected snow capped mountains and blue sky on paddies. Chirp of cicadas grows the heat even more in sunny summer days. Crowded beaches and beautiful sunset. Large fireworks that bloom in the summer night sky. Clear autumn sky. The golden rice fields. Harvest season. A harsh winter coming. On the cold wave day, the Sea of Japan is rough. The days are getting longer, and winter is ending. In this way, the four seasons have been repeated. Which season do you want to experience in Shonai ?