While chatting with a student at smith’s school of English Fukushima the funniest thing happened. She opened her bag and onto the desk fell a “Kairo”. Now as I was wearing two in my shoes, I thought, this must make an interesting English chat.
Have you ever heard about the Japanese “kairo” in your country? Very probably not, it is a quite interesting product that you can find almost only in Japan. It is a portable hot patch and they are really popular here and it seems the students at Smith’s School of English Fukushima are no exception. So many I find are using Kairo!
Before I came to Japan I could not understand just how much this country can teach me. I usually motivate myself with “if you can imagine it you can do it” but a better choice in the case of Japan would be “if you can imagine it you can find it”.
These heating patches come in so many varieties and shapes, You can find them heaped in boxes on sale in bizarres or nicely piled up by the clerks at convenience stores.
In this case I find myself in the role of the student and join the English conversation about these fascinating items. Check out some of these kairo shapes.