Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Every day when I walk to school in the morning and walk home at night I see 2 liter bottles filled with water lined up on top of people's fences and in front of their homes. Ever since I came to Japan I have wondered what they are for. And here I am, a year and a half later still wondering. So, please reply to this post with your ideas about what these bottles of water are for. As for me, I will do some investigating and post the answer later.


Blogger JasonC said...

I've got a couple of possibilities for you:
1. I recently saw the same thing in Thailand and a girl told me it was to keep dogs from pooping there.
2. I have also seen people hang baggies filled with water from door jambs in the States to keep flies away.
3. Some kind of a Buddhist offering.

9:21 PM  
Blogger Katie Swarthout said...

It's to keep cats away from their house and yard.

10:09 PM  
Blogger TK said...

Duh- drinking water that has been in the sunlight makes you funnier. And smarter. And sexier. And better than anyone else. Ever.

Everyone knows that. Seriously, get with the program, killer.

11:58 AM  
Blogger _-=true_story=-_ said...

I agree with Katie. Japanese cats have an innate fear of water bottles. True story. So, put 'em around the car= no cat in/on the car. Put 'em in front of the doorway= no cat in the house, etc.

Tadaaa! Mystery solved!

If only my roommates had the same fear. I could put water bottles around my drumset. Further evidence that I need Japanese roommates. :) Yeah... that probably wouldn't work either.

3:59 PM  
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