Proverb: 雨降って地固まる (Ame futte ji katamaru)

I learnt a Japanese proverb this evening, and I feel like I can really understand its meaning. It’s a nice easy one, so I thought I’d share it with you…

雨降って地固まる
(Ame futte ji katamaru)

It means:

The ground becomes firm after rain

The meaning is similar to ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’, or ‘adversity builds character’. I’m going to try to remember this one – I think we all should…

Girl in the rain...

4 thoughts on “Proverb: 雨降って地固まる (Ame futte ji katamaru)

  1. How fitting! That’s exactly the weather we have here in Japan today.
    I guess with the typhoon-like rainstorm the last few cherry blossom petals will fall.

    I didn’t know this proverb yet. Thanks a lot! I try to remember it! *g*

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