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20 Japanese Words for Rain, in Art Form

Art Rainy Days

It rains a lot in Japan, and people love to talk about the weather—evidenced by the fact that the Japanese language has over 50 nouns for rain.

At a 2014 exhibition in Paris, Japanese design troupe Nendo chose just 20 of these words and artistically captured each in a water bottle, using clear acrylic bottles to create delicate dioramas to illustrate the different types of rain.

Check out the slick photos at Spoon & Tamago below!

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