My part of Japan certainly isn't lacking in water! In fact there has been flooding in the next city over and every day the news lets us know when we can expect the next deluge. In June we are in the rainy season and it rains everyday. In August we have lightning storms. Next month it will be typhoons.
Yesterday evening I took Choco for a walk and noticed the beautiful clouds billowing over the hills. Southern California doesn't often get these nimbuses but they are often seen in Japan during this season. I ran back and got the camera but within half an hour the sky had turned dark and the rains had started again. The night was filled with flashes and crashes but at least my neighborhood is none the worse this morning. The rice fields were overflowing onto the roads and into the stream but the temperature has cooled off a bit.