Tokyo clothes maker rolls out battery-operated fan for pets struggling by Japan’s blistering summer season climate.
A Tokyo clothes maker has teamed up with veterinarians to create a wearable fan for pets, hoping to draw the anxious house owners of canines – or cats – that can’t shed their fur coats in Japan’s blistering summer season climate.
The system consists of a battery-operated, 80-gram (3-ounce) fan that’s connected to a mesh outfit and blows air round an animal’s physique.
Rei Uzawa, president of maternity clothes maker Candy Mommy, says she was motivated to create it after seeing her personal pet chihuahua exhausted each time it was taken out for a stroll within the scorching summer season warmth.
“There was nearly no wet season this yr, so the new days got here early, and in that sense, I believe we developed a product that’s proper for the market,” she mentioned.
After the wet season in Tokyo led to late June, the Japanese capital suffered the longest heatwave on report, with temperatures as much as 35C (95 F) for 9 days.
“I often use dry ice packs [to keep the dogs cool]. However I believe it’s simpler to stroll my canines if now we have this fan,” mentioned Mami Kumamoto, 48, proprietor of a miniature poodle named Pudding and a terrier named Maco.
The system debuted in early July and Candy Mommy has acquired about 100 orders for the product, Uzawa mentioned. It is available in 5 totally different sizes and is priced at 9,900 yen ($75).