Japanese Summer Heat Countermeasures (Traditional vs Modern)

There are two types of Japanese heat countermeasures. One that reduces one’s body temperature and one that makes one feel cooler. Here are some of the traditional methods and modern methods to keep oneself cool that you can use even in your own country.

Traditional Heat Countermeasures

  1. 打ち水

“Uchimizu” is the act of sprinkling water on the ground whether it is grass, dirt, or even pavement. Water then evaporates and reduces the temperature of the surrounding area. I have seen people using water buckets and pouring it…