7 thoughts on “Doshaburi”

  1. I’m okay. (Physically that is.)

    It has been the first time in Japan that schools have been closed for rain only. Usually they get closed for typhoons. People left work early so as not be trapped if  the trains stopped. The river/stream near my house was up a few feet due to the rain. There was concerned that the river might flood but it didn’t.

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  2. The word “doshaburi” comes from the words “dirt”+”sand”+”falling”.  So downpour means “falling/raining dirt and sand”.

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  3. 10 Cents:
    The word “doshaburi” comes from the words “dirt”+”sand”+”falling”.  So downpour means “falling/raining dirt and sand”.

    So does “doshaburi” imply mudslides?   I saw an aerial photo of mudslides.

    What are the other words for “downpour” ?

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  4. We get a cable TV channel about things Japanese, and they did a segment on disaster planning, for heavy rainstorms such as these.  We had not known that Japan was subject to that kind of flooding, and some of the pictures and videos were remarkable.  They showed a very clever floodgate on a river, which required very little human operation to work.  Glad to hear our Dime is OK.

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