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Mannendoko (万年床 – Unmade Bedding)

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    Yesterday, I introduced you to the Japanese bedding called futon (布団).

    Japanese people usually put away or air out futons after waking up — we don’t leave the futons spread out.

    However, some lazy people may leave futons as they are.

    When a futon is left lying around like that, it is called mannendoko (万年床) in Japanese, and from a hygiene standpoint, it is abhorred.

    Mannen (万年) means “ten thousand years” and doko/toko means “floor” or “bed.”
    「万年」は “ten thousand years,” 「床」は “floor” や “bed” を意味します。

    That is to say, mannnendoko means a futon (Japanese bedding) that is left out for a long time.

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