Aiko learns how to do laundry, which in Japan, usually means hanging them out to dry on your balcony. Although you can purchase dryers (or combo washer/dryer machines), they're not common like they are in North America. When it rains, laundry can be hung indoors, and modern bathrooms have heater fans inside them that can be used to dry clothes.
When we wash our clothes, we usually use the old bath water for the wash cycle (the cycle that uses detergent). After that cycle is done, the clothes is rinsed with fresh water.
Did you know that the cameraman (Dad) has his own channel called Life Where I'm From X? Check it out at http://bit.ly/ytlwifx.
Visit www.lifewhereimfrom.com to find out more about the episode and to share your stories about what life is like where you're from.
Episode link for more info: http://bit.ly/jalaundry
English - Greg
Music from Youtube Audio Library: "Wallpaper" by Kevin MacLeod, "Dog Park" by Silent Partner, "Path to Follow" and "Kickin It" by Jingle Punks, and "Zap Dance" by Audionautix
Wallpaper by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Zap Dance by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)