Wednesday, 21 October 2020

The always brilliant Present /&/ Correct directs our attention to a website dedicated to exploring the bathhouse (sentō, 銭湯) culture of Japan. 

There are lots of resources to dip into plus plenty of photographs of interiors in all their pastel glory. These communal spas—meant for relaxation and engender feelings of empathy by proximity and vulnerability, for are distinguished from onsen (温泉, the above map symbol or the hiragana character ゆ, yu, mark their location on maps and signage), another type of public facility, which are fed by hot springs.