Japan's sticky, hot, windy summer gives women the blues
News On Japan via Japan Times -- Jul 16
Ever wondered why there are so many female Japanese tourists in Hawaii at this time of year? Never mind the statistics and official answer to that, I'll give it to you straight in one short word: utsu (depression).
The joshi (女子, women) of this country get seriously depressed in the summer and as a remedy, a trip to Hawaii is at the top of the list. Second on the list, maybe fura (フラ, hula). Or more likely, yoga. All three mean much the same thing, really: relaxation, preferably under palm trees. It's what we're all dreaming about.
And who can blame us? Japanese summers have never really been nice to the joshi populace of this country. It was okay during the Edo Period (1603-1868), when everyone wore the same, strange hair wound up in chunks and arranged around their heads, but that was the century before last, and joshi have evolved.
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