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Tool Slow Start, Furoshiki

What is the Large Cloth Bag She Has?

This is called “Furoshiki” (風呂敷, ふろしき). It is a square-ish cloth used to wrap, carry and store items. Although it is a simple cloth sheet, it was widely used in Edo Period (1603 to 1867 year) as it can wrap things of various shapes and sizes.

Animals Tokyo Magnitude 8.0,Cicadas

Are Cicadas Summer Insects in Japan?

Japanese people feel the beginning of summer in July when cicadas begin to cry. The peak of summer is in August, when they give off the loudest cry. Then in September, they become quiet and made us realize it is late summer.