Protect Yourself from Ice
Weather.com has Tottori's forecast at snow, ice and rain for the next few days, and we should all be well to prepare ourselves. Personally, I live in one of those ancient houses built specifically with this sort of onslaught in mind, but if on the mathematically-indistinguishable-from-zero chance that someone who needs being told is reading this, allow me to rehash the advice given on our informative mobile telephone information system (and remind you to subscribe!):
If there's frost, moisten the towels with warm water to thaw the pipes out.
Don't hit the metal with hot water. The pipes could burst.
If they do burst, the local plumbing authority in your area will come and fix them for a fee. (But be more responsible the next time, please.)