Weekly Sento Digest – November 12, 2010

Written on November 12, 2010 by Wouter

Two sento-related posts caught my attention this week:

  • JapanStyle ran an article about Kodakarayu, the public bath house in the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. It explains that public bath houses used to look like temples because “baths were more like religious ritual, and bath houses were originally placed in temples for monks to clean their bodies“.
  • Tynan shared his experience at a public bath house in the northern town of Asamushi. “We walked around in circles trying to find a bath. We could see stream of hot water running naturally through the town, so we followed it until it ran under a building. We’d found our onsen.