How to Take a Japanese Bath (2nd Ed)
About How to Take a Japanese Bath (2nd Ed)
How to Take a Japanese Bath was written by Leonard Koren with illustrations by Suehiro Maruo.
In this second edition readers will find an intoxicating, illustrated guide to Japan's ritual of hot-tub bathing.
Since its first publication in 1992, this book has become a curious classic, taking a simple (yet often incorrectly performed) activity and depicting it with a graphic, manga-style edge. In twelve drawings a young Japanese man is shown preparing, rinsing, soaking, communing, relaxing, contemplating—all an encouragement to readers to slow down, ease into the hot water, and enjoy this timeless ritual of purity and release.