日本での一年間

September 3, 2010

Keeping Cool

Filed under: Inaka Life, Interesting, Uncategorized — myyearinjapan @ 12:28 am

Japan is hot right. The English newspaper recently reported that this is the hottest summer since 1946. And even though we’ve entered September, the heat will likely continue for several weeks. And it’s not just the heat, but the humidity is also fierce. Thankfully, I have A/C in my apartment and at work, so as long as I stay inside, I can stay cool.

People here always talk about the weather and I’m often told to take care of my health during this hot weather. Even when I watch the news, they talk about the heat and tell the audience to stay cool and take care.

I recently noticed a clever way to lower A/C costs and keep a building cool. Bamboo sheets are all over the place. Mostly, people have them leaning against buildings in front of the door. I wonder if they help keep bugs out too.

Keeping out the heat

This convenience store uses a bamboo sheet to prevent tool much heat from coming in the door. It also helps to keep a good part of the store shaded.

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1 Comment »

  1. hahaa, that’s so ghetto. Too bad the heat comes from the humidity and not just the sun. Like I said before, try Alabama aircon.

    Comment by reccaphoenix — January 13, 2011 @ 7:41 pm


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