Rainy season finally arrived - and with a bang.
The winds are howling and a storm is barreling up from Kyushu.
In Kyoto, heavy rains are expected for tonight and through to Saturday.
May was hot and the farmers, as they always do, suffered.
Now it is a cool 25 degrees - and wet wet wet.
That however did not stop us or anyone else this morning. The roads were thronged with commuters on bikes.
Enjoy your commute.