The Japanese company recently launched Kuchofuku jackets with built-in air conditioner. These jackets were primarily designed to reduce energy costs of a company that uses countless air conditioners in summer. After the nuclear accident in Fukushima in Japan, the Japanese authorities have asked companies to reduce their energy costs. Hiroshi Ichigaya, the man at the head of Kuchofuku then created jackets fans who board for its employees.
The jacket is equipped with a three fans in each sleeve and a lower back. They are adjustable speed. The “winds” flowing inside the garment in a nylon material. At its inception, the jacket was using AA batteries, now it runs on a lithium-ion battery with an autonomy of 11 hours.
The jacket has become increasingly popular in Japan. It is currently priced at 11,000 yen or 95 euro.