The Japanese summer is not for everyone. Unbearable temperatures, clammy humidity and glaring sunshine can leave you a dripping, squinting, frizzy-haired, hot mess. Sorry, we can't help you — but here's a few Japanese designs that may make summer a bit "cooler" for you.

Breezy tones

224 Porcelain's Neiro collection of furin (wind bells) is a contemporary take on a quintessentially Japanese summer ornament. The sound of furin ringing in the breeze is said to have a cooling effect on the listener, and designer Akira Mabuchi has created three types, each shaped to produce a different sound.