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bring on the sweat

It's here......

....summer.

The humidity is just starting to kick in.....

....which means air conditioners starting up.....


A building weighed down with air conditioners.


....towels being plonked on heads....




....or simply slung over the whole body....


Little Red Riding Hood floored by the Japanese summer.


....and ginger drying on the bonnets of cars.....




While some people may be wanting a bit more of this.....




...it's best to just accept that you'll be getting a lot more of this....


Sun - not water.


....though you'll probably also see a bit of this...


I'm talking about the kimonos, not the train guy doing a John Travolta.


But when all's said and done, even the casual summer sandal will no doubt be outnumbered by the sweaty shoe of the sleeping salaryman.

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On Monday, 27 July, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice photo essay... had no idea about the ginger drying on car bonnets... do you see that a lot?  



On Monday, 27 July, 2009, Blogger Unbalanced Reaction said:

Whew-- good thing the buildings are being held down!

I dread the arrival of summer and the bare feet it brings. Wriggling, bare toes on plane, train, and automobile rides? Ick.  



On Monday, 27 July, 2009, Blogger the englishman said:

Can't say ginger on bonnets is a common sight but it has been known - particularly among underground-stem enthusiasts.  



On Monday, 27 July, 2009, Anonymous Beerhound said:

I wouldn't be so sure about that building being held down: If all those air con units switch on together, the resulting thrust will be enough to propel it half way to Hawaii I should think.  



On Tuesday, 28 July, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said:

EIO really should have said *yukatas*, not kimonos.  



On Wednesday, 29 July, 2009, Blogger shibatabread said:

This brought back memories of having to wear a buttoned-shirt, tie and a pair of dress pants to commute through various Osaka cities in hot and sticky summer just so I can look "professional" teaching English at ECC(are they still around?)
Awesome blog BTW.  



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