今年も打ち水大作戦の夏がくる!2021年のミッションは、7/22大暑から8/23処暑まで[晴れたら毎日]打ち水しよう!2021年のもう一つのミッション:8月14日(土)は、みんなで朝から晩までいっせいに打ち水しよう!

打ち水大作戦

The old custom of sprinkling water with a ladle or by hand on the ground, called “uchimizu”, is a well-known example of the use of water in Japan’s daily living. People used to sprinkle water in their house entrances and gardens or in front of their shops to lay the dust and ease the heat3, which sometimes implies welcoming of guests.

Mission Uchimizu was launched as a great social experiment in 2003 in order to prove the hypothesis that we can lower the summer temperature by two degrees Celsius if one million people simultaneously do uchimizu (sprinkle water) on streets and gardens4.

  1. Taisho, regarded as the hottest day of the year on the lunar calendar
  2. Shosho, regarded as the day the summer heat begins to ease
  3. Water has a high heat of vaporization. As sprinkled water evaporates, it takes heat away from the ground.
  4. Mission Uchimizu has become a social action that millions of people in Japan take part in and doing uchimizu through the summer every year.

Join us on Saturday, August 14th to practice uchimizu throughout the day.

The day-long mission

We call on you to practice uchimizu at home or in other places where you are, as often as possible from morning till night on August 14th rather than just once a day!
How to do uchimizu

When the water you sprinkle has dried up, sprinkle more.

The air temperature will be lowered by the evaporation of sprinkled water. When the sprinkled water has dried up, the temperature no longer goes down. When the water you’ve sprinkled dries up, sprinkle (uchimizu) more! Roll up your sleeves and do uchimizu time and time again.

Lowering the temperature on August 14th

Can we make the air temperature on the day lower than the forecast of the previous day? Let’s cool off on a hot summer day by sprinkling water!
Express your intention to join & share your experience after uchimizu on social media using the hashtag #uchimizu.

Express your intention
to join & share your experience
after uchimizu

on social media using the hashtag #uchimizu.

Hoping water reached people in need. The water you sprinkle (uchimizu) will turn into blessed rain somewhere in the world.

#uchimizu

After sprinkling water,
share your experience on social media
with the hashtag #uchimizu.

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