Monday, July 18, 2011
Today was Umi No Hi (海の日), or Marine Day, which is a national holiday that celebrates the blessings of the ocean and hopes for the prosperity of Japan, a island surround by the ocean.
For many students this holiday marks the start of their summer vacation. It's also around this time that the season for summer festivals start. Very exciting!
But this summer is also about conserving power, which started out as a necessity and sort of grew into a fashion. We love trends in Japan. And one of the things that people are doing to conserve power is to grow a "Green Curtain" outside their windows. This is suppose to bring down the temperature inside the house 3C.
How do you stay cool in the summer?