Japan has four seasons. In addition, there is the rainy season called Tsuyu. Generally it keeps
raining from June to the end of July, and humidity level becomes very high.
High humidity makes us uncomfortable, furthermore things get
mold and foods easily turn spoiled.
1) Mold stays in humid and dark places. Bags and clothes often
get mold even they are treasured in the closet. In fine weather, you should
ventilate the rooms and bathroom by opening the doors and the windows once in a
while. Put Sunoko ( strainer board )
or Kansouzai ( desiccant agent ) in Oshiire (closet). Sunoko and desiccant agent are sold at supermarkets and convenience
2) In the rainy season, foods get easily spoiled. Wash your
hands before cooking and eating. Wash raw vegetables and seafoods thoroughly
with running water. Stock perishable foods in the refrigerator or freezer. As
most bacteria cannot survive under a high temperature, cook meat and seafood
thoroughly. Keep cooking utensils clean, especially knives and cutting board by
sterilizing bacteria using boiling water. Let us wash your hands with soap
before you eat.