The temperature has risen abnormally around Valentine's Day the other day. If I floated and opened the window fully, pollinosis started safely this year as well. It's a moon face.
In addition to the round face, I have a weakness called hay fever, but at this time of year it is hard at work and at home, and there is only a place where I can settle down like a bathroom. Uh, I want to escape the curse ...
Meanwhile, I caught the information that there is a cafe that offers "NO pollen! Service". A cafe where people come and go feels like a pollen den, but what does that mean? I decided to go for a short break.
◆ To the popular cafe "Mahikamano" in Kichijoji
This time I visited "Mahikamano" in Kichijoji, Tokyo. It is about a 5-minute walk from the park exit of Kichijoji Station.
Outside the store is a large hammock . Yes, this is a popular shop as a "hammock cafe"!
Most of the seats in the store are hammocks (some table seats are available). You can enjoy meals and drinks while leaving your body swaying in the comfort of sitting around your whole body.
I was so comfortable that I was already dreaming after work. I was relaxing with my mask off, but suddenly I noticed that the itchiness in my eyes had subsided. Yes, I forgot my important purpose!
◆ "Wipe with water" is effective as a measure against pollen!
That's why I would like to talk to the store manager.
Enuchi (omitted below): I'm sorry I came to the interview, but I'm sorry for the quick relaxation. I heard that you are doing "NO pollen! Service" this year. What kind of measures are you taking?
"Mahikamano" store manager Mr. Takashima * Official notation is ladder height :
As one of the attempts to make customers relax during the pollen season, we are incorporating convenient and powerful home appliances. Specifically, it is the floor cleaning robot "Brava" and the blue air air purifier.
--- Braava is a little-known iRobot product hidden behind Rumba. But why isn't it rumba?
Mr. Takashima: Pollen collects on the floor, so if you use a vacuum cleaner, it will be rolled up by the exhaust. It is effective to wipe it with water frequently.
--- (I was vacuuming without knowing it ...) It seems that I'm on holiday now, can I move it?
The appearance of wiping the floor dexterously while moving back and forth is cute! Although it is a compact size with a width of 30 cm or less, it weighs about 1 kg, which is the same as a human rag, and wipes it off. The sound is so quiet that it doesn't bother you even inside the store.
On the other hand, Blue Air is Sweden's world-class air purifier manufacturer. It has a good reputation for its original filter, and it removes almost 100% of fine particles such as pollen at high speed. It's also running quietly enough to worry if it's really working.
--- I envy the staff who work here every day! How is everyone's reaction after the introduction?
Takashima: We have a lot of staff with hay fever, but they say it's easy to get inside the store.
--- Are you satisfied with how these two units work?
Mr. Takashima: We named Braava "Fumie-chan" and we all love it.
--- Well, it's a real name.
Takashima: The way you work silently is similar to the staff with the same name.
--- It's kind of a member of the store (laughs)
By the way, if you do it at home, you should wipe the floor first in the morning when the air is calm and use an air purifier to finish it. It's going to get warmer soon, so let's do our best.
◆ Relax with a hammock and clean air
Originally, this cafe said, "I wanted to create a place where various events could be held." Various events such as live concerts and exhibitions are also held irregularly. Weekday nights, which are relatively free, are recommended for a relaxing time.
The pollen countermeasure service is scheduled for mid-April. If you find it really hard, please go see Fumie-chan!
Store location: Sun Palace 1F, 2-8-1 Kichijoji Minamicho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo
Business hours: Mon-Sat 12: 00-22: 00, Sunday 12: 00-20: 00