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Air Conditioned Pillow

You know how when it’s really hot at night, your pillow gets all roasty and makes your head feel even hotter? Well, the day I saw these old-fashioned pillows at a little store near the Nezu Shrine, it was already hitting a toasty 26 degrees C, and I suddenly appreciated the genius of this traditional Japanese design! Even though they’re made of rattan, they’re woven in a way that makes them nice and springy. Of course, you have to sleep on your back if you don’t want to wake up with Wicker Face, but I think that’s a small price to pay for cool breezes wafting around your head all night long…

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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    • 26 C is nothing here in Tokyo either. The first summer I was here, it hit 40 C on the first day, and never dipped below 34 the whole time I was here. (>_<) Coming from San Francisco, where tourists routinely go home with souvenir sweatshirts in July, it was a bit of a shock.

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