Mural painter can't relax in bathhouses

People | 20 QUESTIONS Jan 13, 2018

Mural painter can't relax in bathhouses

by Ayako Nakano

Name: Mizuki Tanaka Age: 35 Nationality: Japanese Occupation: Sento (public bathhouse) mural painter Likes: Reading, art, movies Dislikes: Headaches 1. When did you first go to a public bathhouse and how did you like it? I went in my second year of university when I started to consider writing a ...

Bathhouse offers 'Naked School' classes to lure younger bathers

National Jun 2, 2017

Bathhouse offers 'Naked School' classes to lure younger bathers

A Tokyo bathhouse is offering classes on topics ranging from comedy to gaming in hopes of luring younger patrons and reviving the dying tradition of communal baths. During one recent session of the "Naked School" at the Hinodeyu bathhouse, nine men sat around the bath, ...

Creator of 'sento' website bathing in early success

National Jul 20, 2016

Creator of 'sento' website bathing in early success

by Anna Masui

A website providing information about sento public bathhouses in parts of Japan is proving popular despite the decline in such communal baths, which have been a major part of Japanese culture. Tokyo Sento, launched in 2015, now attracts about 100,000 views a month, mainly from ...