Spreading the charms of Japan to the world from Fukui




Autumn has arrived, the vivid green, orange, red and yealow of autumn foliage have decorated the town beautifully. Meanwhile, a tram runs through the city and it makes the city seems even more alive and attractive.


Around the office, there are fragrant olives (Kinnmonkusei in Japanese) that have nice and sweet smell. Fragrant olives used to be plant for deodorization around the vault toilets that majority of Japanese people used to use ones in the era from the 1980s to the 1990s. Therefore, there must be many Japanese people who immediately think of toilets as they hear the word Kinmokusei (Frangrant olives).


Today, however, because of the growth of the water service circumference, there are not many of Kinmokusei flowers nor vault toilets. People use flowers for aroma oil and perfume because the smell has relaxation effect.


By smelling this, the chemical called “Orexin” produced in brain and it decrease appetite so it’s good for controlling weight as well.


In autumn, in Japan, we say that it is an eating season and we tend to put on weight. But maybe if we smell the flower, we can lose weight?? Moreover, we can enjoy the autumn view in the town which makes it “killing two birds with one stone”!!!