There are numerous useful items used during summer in Japan. Many of these items are traditional and are used the same way today as they have been since long ago. They combine the essence of Japanese culture and practicality, while also being pretty to look at. These items are useful not only while in Japan but also after returning home to Malaysia. As many of the items come in Japanese-style patterns, they are perfect souvenirs for family and friends in Malaysia.
The Japanese traditional summer costume, the Yukata, comes in various colours and designs and are great for Malaysian women interested in fashion. For men, there is a Japanese-style summer costume called, Jinbei. In addition to the clothing, there are other items such as Geta (Japanese wooden sandals), Furin (wind chimes) which make beautiful sounds and colourful designs to brighten any room, as well as folding fans called Sensu which come in a wide range of colours and designs. These Sensu, Japanese-style fans, are different from large folding fans often used for decorating a room in Malaysia. The Sensu is lightweight, easy to carry and essential to beat the summer heat. A wonderful way to experience the Japanese summer is to dress up in your own Yukata or Jimbei and join the many Japanese people attending the summer festivals or fireworks displays.