May

Hirota Yumiko

Kodomo no hi <Children's Day>, 5 May, was originally Boys' Day, for which Kei is wearing an origami samurai helmet and carrying a koinobori, a sort of wind-sock decorated as a carp, symbolizing strength and preseverance

 

 

June

Hirota Yumiko

Tsuyu <the rainy season>, marks the advent of summer; it lasts a few weeks, long enough for the Japanese to refer to it as their "fifth season"

 

 

July

Kamimura Yukiko(?)

Question marks indicate uncertainty in name translations

 

 

August

Kamimura Yukiko(?)

 

...and on to Year's End

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