It's not unusual to see people wearing surgical mask in Japan especially when Spring time starts as Japan gets a whammy of cedar pollen which leads to runny noses, watery eyes and coughing. People with Pollen Allergy wears mask primarily to protect against the pollen.

Out of respect when one is sick, surgical masks are also worn to prevent the spread of germs when coughing and breathing. That is one of the nice things about Japanese, they care for others, such good citizens.

This year is a sort of a bit unlucky for me. As much as I love Spring, I feel bad because Im already one of those who wears mask everytime I go out. There's something in the air that makes me uncomfortable because of pollen allergy . Those whammy and evil POLLENS! I guess I have to wear masks til Spring is over uhhhggg

Anyway, surgical masks are available for kids too. There are various  cute designs to choose. I bought Hello Kitty Mask for our kawaii Patootee tehee..

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="360" caption="Hello Kitty Surgical Mask ( ¥400 ~ at Sanrio )"]Hello Kitty Surgical Mask for Azumi[/caption]

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="298" caption="Azumi wearing Hello Kitty Surgical Mask"]Azumi wearing Hello Kitty Surgical Mask[/caption]

Don't worry. Azumi doesn't have Pollen Allergies. But I'd like her to get used to wearing it just in case.. She still gets uncomfortable after few minutes

Nonetheless, isn't it kawaii?
Wish I can also wear mask without having a weird reaction from anyone in Manila lol

Love lots,
Anzu's Mum ♥ ~ ♥

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Gene said... [Reply to comment]

It is cute. Dapat i-implement din dito sa Pinas yan, not because of pollen but because of the pollution. Lalo na in Metro Manila and in public transportation.

Leovi said... [Reply to comment]

Very funny and wonderful colors. Have a good week

Rus aka Grampy said... [Reply to comment]

I love the mask. They look cute. Your little princess is getting so big.Be careful and safe.

Mel Cole said... [Reply to comment]

I suppose for sanitary conditions there in Japan? How are things doing at your family Mam Bambie? My Mellow Yellow Monday post

rose said... [Reply to comment]

Love the bag! Cute cute naman hehehe.

Anzu's Mum said... [Reply to comment]

Oo nga.. naisip ko na rin magmask sa atin kaya lang pagtitinginan ka sigurado lol

Mel Avila Alarilla said... [Reply to comment]

You can use surgical mask if you are highly allergic to pollens. Anzu can also wear the kiddie type cute surgical mask. No one will bother you in Japan since everybody seems to be wearing one because of fear of nuclear fallout from Fukushima. But in the Philippines, you will attract stares and giggles if you wear one. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Mommy Liz said... [Reply to comment]

That's so cute. So allergic ka sa pollen? Ako naman hindi, kaso sa grass, weeds, cats, molds at dairy products ako allergic. marami rin may mga allergic sa pollen dito, aksi pagdating ng spring season eh naglalabasan na ang mga bulaklak. Wawa ka naman, allergic ka sa pollen. inom ka na lang ng anti histamine..

Mylene said... [Reply to comment]

So cute!!!

vernz said... [Reply to comment]

HI Bam, the fancy look really is nice.. but I hope you are all well, with the kind of people japanese are, it's never impossible to rise from this misfortunes.. dropping by..

Mommy Jes said... [Reply to comment]

hi lil anzu! so cute naman ng mask mo...penge kame :D hihihihihi

have a nice day!

nicquee said... [Reply to comment]

I want one of those masks!

Mirage (marie) said... [Reply to comment]

So kawaii talga ng bebe! bambs, nalink ko na din ito sa main blog ko saka kay dawty...

P.S. I just caught the Jap-hype :) hilig kami hubby sa anything jap - anime, manga, food, cosplay etc! kaya nalungkot talaga kami sa tsunami... :( be safe lagi ah...pakiss sa cutie bebe!

arvin said... [Reply to comment]

iba na ang may mask..safe.....bambie dear ang request mo sa akin noong december 12, 2009 ay pinagbigyan ko na..post ako isang kanta ayon sa request mo..

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