Japanese Page

Many people sprinkle water in their gardens or on the road in front of their homes to cool the ground. This is said to lower the temperature by about 1 or 2 degrees Celsius.

These blinds are made by lining up bamboo or reeds and tying them together with string. They are hung between rooms or as shades indoors or outdoors to keep the sunlight out.

These mats are woven from rush (igusa stem).
Rush mats for sleeping are used on top of a futon instead of sheets, allowing for a cool feeling on summer nights. They have a cool appearance and texture.