Japanese bath houses find new ways to stay afloat

[Article] Les bains publics japonais se réinventent pour rester à flot.


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Japanese bath houses find new ways to stay afloat.Tokyo (AFP) - Just before it opens each afternoon, elderly residents gather outside one of Tokyo's last remaining old-style bath houses carrying flannels, soap and shampoo for their regular soak.With its communal naked tubs, bright mural of Mount Fuji...
This article was published Thursday, 22 September, 2022 by AFP
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Japanese bathhouses are closing quickly but some such as Inariyu have been given a new lease on life through renovations, drawing younger customers © AFP Philip FONG

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