What to do with the intense heat of the Japanese summer?

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In today's article we are going to talk about the different products and methods that exist in Japan to end the intense summer heat between the months of June and August. Among these products there are sprays, cold wipes, fans, fans, air conditioners, etc.

One of these inventions is the ice pillows that can be found in HyakuEn stores (100 円), just put it in the freezer and then use it. Cold wipes are another alternative, they keep your skin cool for up to an hour. There is also gel, foam and spray to refresh your skin.

avoiding the heat

In addition to the traditional folding fan (sensu 扇子) that we know, during the summer it is quite common to find the uchiwa (団扇) a rigid fan with a natural bamboo structure covered with paper, they are widely used during the summer festival along with yukata.

Counter heat

Some Japanese also use air-conditioned clothes and shoes, or simply use a product that makes clothes cooler or choose fabrics suitable for summer. To avoid the heat, the Japanese also consume cold drinks and foods like iced noodles only and others.

To get to know the products we are talking about better, let's leave a video of our daily Japan showing these products to refresh you in the summer:

against the insects

In addition to the heat, the Japanese have to put up with the large number of insects that appear in the summer. For this the Japanese usually burn an incense to scare away insects. They also often use traditional mosquito nets, but luckily many homes have insect protection in the window.

Other care

We must not only end up with heat, but also avoid the sun that causes skin problems. Some Japanese usually wear clothes that fully protect the skin from the sun, such as an arm cover. It is common to find small wind chimes made of glass called Fuurin, with them it is possible to know the strength and direction of the wind, in addition to preventing storms.


During the summer several places, such as fountains in squares are open for children and others to cool off. There is another custom called Uchimizu where a group of people used to throw water at each other. There are several other ways to protect yourself from the intense heat of the Japanese summer. What methods do you use?

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