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This is so refreshing to read.

I remember our local bath in Osaka [ 寿楽温泉 ] was closed just after we moved away. It was a necessity for us living in an old machiya with no shower. But, it was also such a deep pleasure that helped me feel like part of the community. I heard after the closure, that it recently re-opened with the help of a local hospital. The value of a sento is so much more than just a bathing place, and I am glad many others seem to see this as well.

Speaking of that, you might enjoy this one:


Thanks for sharing your work. Keep it up.

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