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Sep 5, 2009

Hanging the Futon out to Air



Sunny days have been far and few this summer. The rainy season has claimed every month since April. Hurray for the sun coming out Today!

On sunny days you can see futons hanging on balconies to air out. On my way to work, I caught sight of these hanging futons and their subtle shadows. They are attached by strong clips to prevent them from dropping or being taken away in a gust of wind.

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22 comments:

readingsully2 said...

Isn't that clever....those clips are neat.

Bridget said...

wow, those look like strong clips...

Sarah said...

Fascinating-the differences in everyday life between different countries. We have slept on futons for long periods of time and the poor things never got any air-now maybe if we had had a balcony and a couple of those clips...

Sylvia K said...

Colorful! and those clips are neat indeed! Lovely shot!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

jabblog said...

It's good to sleep on air-freshened bedding - here's hoping you have some more sun and a lot less rain.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

This post is one of the reasons I love this meme...I get to visit people all over the world! Thank you for the trip!

Rosebud Collection said...

Now that is what I call a good picture. How neat is that? I bet they are strong clips..can't you see it now..gust of wind and raining futon..
Happy SSS.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Ha! very asian sight! I missed this so much.

Yeah! needs to freshen the bedding. I use to do that every Saturday. Everything are hung in my open porch...

Hope you had a great Sat and Sunday ahead.

xoxo lots, girl...

Kathleen said...

Great photo - I love the contrast in colors, textures and shapes between the futons, dish, and balcony. ;-) and the clips!

Carolyn Ford said...

Very interesting to see these futons hanging. I have been to Japan but didn't see futons outside like this...isn't it fun to see what others see in their photo images!

Poetic Artist said...

Fresh Air, It is amazing what it can do to lift our spirit. This a great shot.. Hope all is well for you and your family.
Katelen

MonikaRose said...

Hello, great shots today, love the colors of the futons, great soft shadows. Have a great Sunday and week ahead :) Cya MonikaRose

Sweet Repose said...

Love the fabrics on the futons, but I love all Japanese art...just think how wonderful they will smell with a fresh airing...sleep tight!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

How interesting! We love to wash our sheets and hang them out to dry in the fresh air...nothing like it - so, why not futons!! Fun shadows this week!

Hey Harriet said...

Those clips must be very strong. Futons are quite heavy! Well mine is anyway. I love this image! I wish I had a balcony so I could start that trend over here. Probably wouldn't be very popular over here though due to not so many people owning futons... ;D

Anya said...

It looks really funny :)
Have a wonderful relaxing sunday ....

Crafty Green Poet said...

I wish we could so easily air our matresses...

Dorte said...

Wow - interesting! I have a futon also, but I have never dragged it out to air - I don't have those clips either:-) the covers look nice too!

Linda said...

What a great image -- and so interesting. I think it must be healthy to air out a futon -- it sounds fresher than just vacuuming the mattress...
:-D

Marlene said...

Great picture and a great way to see everyday life in a country different from mine.

Chris Stone said...

That's too funny. I have a futon and have never put it out in the sun!

Shenandoah bed and breakfast said...

Did you know that humans lose about 1 liter of water a day? During the day and while sleeping our clothing and beds/ futons collect dead skin and absorb the moisture we lose by sweating. In order to keep clothing and bedding clean, it is important to air out such items out regularly - particularly futons, blankets and pillows. Hanging futons and bedding out in the sun is a very effective way to get rid of built up moisture, dust and to prevent mould.

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