Saving Japan’s urban bathhouses

To many, Japan’s cities conjure up images of bustling train stations, colorful neon lights and tight alleyways of izakaya filled with the sound of drunken laughter. Yet, hidden beneath the surface, in quiet neighborhoods, the calm and intimate atmosphere of sentō is just as emblematic of Japanese cities and their deep history.

Sentō Samaritans: The fight to save urban bathhouses, The Japan Times, 06/08/22

Featured image: Sento & Neighborhood at Inari-yu © Tada/Sento & Neighborhood