Japanese Decoded: Washing Machines And Dryers


Know the right buttons!

Whether you have a separate washing machine and dryer, a combined unit, or just a washer, doing your laundry is maybe not that easy. These appliances can be difficult to master in Japan, where the controls are almost always in Japanese only.

To ease frustration and help you get your laundry done right in no time, check out the following list of characters that are commonly found on these machines.

Washing Machine

Laundry Products

Washing Modes


Dryers and Washers/Dryers combo

If we’ve missed any confusing or important buttons, leave us a comment. We hope with these decoded buttons you can finally have a nice clean set of clothes that have been washed with the right settings!