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March 8, 2013, Tokyo, Japan : Protective face masks are shown on sale at a drug store in downtown Tokyo. Hay Fever and pollution cloud form China hit Japan. In Tokyo, and throughout Japan, Spring is the Hay fever season. Hay fever, or Kafunsho, is most commonly caused by pollen from Cryptomeria and Japanese Cypress, two native Japanese tree species. Japan is particularly subject to hay fever due to the great number of Cryptomeria and Japanese Cypress tree reforestation in the 70s, where these species were important resources for the construction industry. This year the hay fever season is also influenced by the Asian Dust, a flow of dust and pollution brought to Japan from China by strong westerly winds. (Photo by Yohei Osada/AFLO)

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Hay Fever Season in Japan

March 8, 2013, Tokyo, Japan : Protective face masks are shown on sale at a drug store in downtown Tokyo. Hay Fever and pollution cloud form China hit Japan. In Tokyo, and throughout Japan, Spring is the Hay fever season. Hay fever, or Kafunsho, is most commonly caused by pollen from Cryptomeria and Japanese Cypress, two native Japanese tree species. Japan is particularly subject to hay fever due to the great number of Cryptomeria and Japanese Cypress tree reforestation in the 70s, where these...
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From gallery: Hay Fever Season in Japan
Photographer: Yohei Osada/AFLO
Source: AFLO
Date 8 Mar 2013
Location: Tokyo Japan
Credit: Yohei Osada/AFLO
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Cryptomeria
Japanese Cypress
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