Peccadilloes in Nippon and Nipponese with a Quixotic Perspective. Coming at you from Yokohama, near Tokyo.
I'm a fan of open windows, myself. Maybe I can give you a different perspective.The reason, and quite a simple one at that, is that I need fresh air. I'm not a fan of stagnate atmosphere. Even if it's cold. In the winter, I'll only leave the window open a crack, and have the heater compensating for it, though.I suspect it's the same for a lot of Japanese people.
*laughter*I totally understand what you feel. It was so cold when I lived in a house with my parents. It’s ok in summer because the humidity is high and it causes mold without fresh air. But my mom opens the window of toilet even in the middle of winter just for fresh air. We had to ventilate rooms once in a while. Dew condensation encourages mold. To avoid CO poisoning.
I personally don't get what's so dangerous about sleeping under the kotatsu or wearing a "kaero" to bed.Maybe I should consult the school nurses with this one...I bet they have a cartoon illustrated worksheet or poster about it.
what's a kaero?
カエロ I should have written it in katakana (sorry, lazy), the little chemical hot pack things everyone sticks to their body. Or ineffectivally shove in their pockets.
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