In Japan, there are 72 subdivisions seasons called the shichijuni kou. The 72 seasons are named after the birds, insects, plants, and weather of each change in nature every five days.
From July, warm winds from the southern area start to blow and the days become hot and humid. The heat will be increasing day by day.
When the plum rain season ends, a beautiful Milky Way can be seen, Tanabata is the night of July 7, when Orihime and Hikoboshi cross the Milky Way and meet only once a year. People write their wishes on tanzaku and hang them on bamboo branches
At this time, the earth is damp, the air is humid, and some summer plants have started. A water loving plant called “hangesho” starts to turn half-white, just as Geisha artists paint their faces with white makeup in Gion, Kyoto. In the pond, the "pure heart" and "sacred" lotuses slowly open their buds and begin to bloom with grace and purity. Paulownia bloom in early summer with light purple bell-shaped flowers and now, they start to bear egg-shaped fruits.