Reasons behind wearing Face Masks in Japan(1)

Indeed one of the most important reasons that people wear masks is to prevent the germs or sickness from spreading in public and also for not getting infected.
There is one more reason that Japanese wear face masks. It is for protecting themselves against Hay fever. Hay fever happens from mid- February and peaks in the second half of March till first half of April. It is commonly caused by pollen from two types of native Japanese trees, Cedar and Cypress.
So many people in Japan usually wear face masks to prevent pollen and other particles from entering their lungs.