I missed the しょちゅう・Shochuu, mid-summer period when one can send out the shochuomimai, summer greetings. Fortunately, it’s never too late and can send a Zansho-mimai. Even though, it is now Risshu, the beginning of fall, we are in the dog days, the heat feels claustrophobic (almost), so a cooling image to deliver a wish for respite is so civil (at the very least). In our western culture we don’t think of these things. It isn’t part of the culture, but I do like the idea.
So, in this extreme heat, I hope this finds you well and able to cope.
The greeting on the card is: Shochuu omimai moshi agemasu. I suppose I should have said Zansho omimai….