In addition to the conventional “cold” and “influenza”, preventive measures for “Novel Coronavirus infection” will continue to be important this winter. Are you worried about coughing, runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, suffocation, chest pain, general malaise (very tired body), or other respiratory symptoms? School is a place for group activities, so be sure to wear a mask and disinfect your fingers to protect your health.
There are still many unclear points about the Novel Coronavirus, so please be careful every day so that each person can take corrective actions to prevent the spread of infection.
First, continue washing your hands (timing is also important). Next, don’t forget “the mask”. (Cough etiquette) Let’s keep the distance between students by practicing social distance. And, in order to boost your immunity, try to have a regular life, adequate rest and sleep, proper exercise, and a well-balanced diet.
The winter solstice is the day when the day is the shortest and the night is the longest in a year. On this day, it is customary to take Yuzu bath. Yuzu has the effect of keeping the body warm, and it is said that you will not catch a cold when you take a Yuzu bath.
From ancient times, yellow has been regarded as a talisman color. Therefore, it is highly nutritious, and by eating yellow pumpkin on the day of the winter solstice, which is a yearly break, we pray for no illness. There is also a theory that eating foods with an “n” in their names will lead to good luck. Pumpkin is also called Nankin, so this also applies. In addition, it is said that eating 7 kinds of foods with an “n” in their names such as carrots (Ninjin) and lotus roots (Renkon) will also serve as a talisman.
This also has the meaning of exterminating evil spirits by taking a bath with yellow yuzu. In addition, Yuzu also contains blood circulation promotion and analgesic ingredients, and it is also expected to prevent colds.
It is also said that the winter solstice is “hot spring cure” while the yuzu is “flexible”, so people usually wish for “crossing the world with flexibility”.