Rainy season officially hit Tokyo last week, turning the bright, modern, clean city into a fetid stew of steaming heat. This year has seen temperatures soar above 30 degrees and humidity levels of over 80 percent, making for a decidedly muggy atmosphere. As we do battle with mold, bad hair and body odor, Japan Pulse takes a look at some ingenious products that can help us get through tsuyu (rainy season).
First up is the Eco Spray, which was released on the market this month. When you start to feel the heat, simply squirt yourself with this “magical” spray to cool down. It’s eco friendly because you can simply refill it with water… Er, so what makes this different from a spray you can buy in the 100 yen store? Well, the magical part is that the water is always kept cool. While this spray might provide quick relief, in the long run, it’s only going to add to your personal pong, as anyone who’s been stuck on the Yamanote line recently will attest: Damp sweaty clothes give off a rather unpleasant stench. This is where aroma sprays come in handy. Designed to mask sweaty stench, you can quite literally come up smelling of roses.
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