Rice in Tochigi getting close to harvest time
(even though Tanabata is usually celebrated on 7 July, in Sendai it's celebrated in early August.)
Summer flowers in the mountains of Nagano
The Japan Alps of Nagano in summer - much of the year this road can't be traversed
Fishing for goldfish at a summer festival. Goldfish are a traditional symbol of summer.
Pickled cucumber on sticks. A summer treat.
Girls in yukata - light and made of cotton yukata are perfect summer wear.