Now in Japan, it’s allergy season. Japanese people are in pain now with runny noises, itchy eyes, headaches, etc…
When I first came to Japan, I was confused to see people walking around wearing surgical masks. I asked my wife why so many people were wearing these masks and she said it’s because of they have allergies and they may have colds and want to keep their germs to themselves.
When I first saw these masks there was only one color, white. But now, I see people like the one in this pic. “Flower or designer surgical masks?” Now there’s a market for some savvy marketer.
Here is one of my Japanese students having a hard time with cold he’s been trying to shake.