Yellow sand is carried to Japan by the wind from deserts on the Chinese continent. It often reaches Japan from March to May every year. Today, it gets terrible yellow sand.
It also dirties laundry hung outside to dry. A large amount of yellow sand reduces visibility, causing the cancellation of airline flights.
Also, from the beginning of February, cedar pollen has been circulating in the air. According to a government survey, there're about 13 million hay fever sufferers in Japan. Even people who do not usually suffer from allergies may exhibit symptoms.
Many people complain about a runny nose, eye irritation and sneezing.
If you have hay fever, you should wear a gauze mask, glasses, and a hat when you go out. Dust off your clothes and gargle when you get home -- and buy a home air cleaner.
If you come to Tokyo in this season, you may surprise because many people wear a gauze mask!!! Luckily, I don't have hay fever even I have a terrible cat allergy though.
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