Hanging the washing out to dry?

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Mar 23, 2017 21:41
My applying to hosting an exchange student eventually failed to be accepted because other earlier applicants had already reached to capacity. It’s a little bit disappointing. Maybe next time if I have a chance. I was hoping that the student would enjoy Japanese daily life during his or her stay, such as having Japanese home dishes, taking a bath, sleeping in a Futon bedding on a Tatami mat floor, watching Japanese TV programs, doing the laundry, and so on…..doing the laundry? Yes. I was taking it for granted to wash the laundry every morning and hang them out to dry on sunny days, inside the house on rainy days as most Japanese housewives do. I couldn’t believe it when I learned that this was not necessarily a common custom outside Japan. You may be surprised to see that every household in Japan hangs their washing out to dry on beautiful day. I hope, some day, I can help guests from overseas find it fun to discover some cultural differences during their stay in Japan.