Japanese culture

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Japanese culture

Ofuro is a Japanese house bath. Most houses have it and it's included in daily Japanese
family life. Usually family enjoys the bath every night and it's been prepared so that
family members can enjoy it one after another. Ofuro is not a regular bathtub and should
not even compare to one. The bath itself looks something like of a regular bathtub but it
is usually built solid and it can not be moved. It's also often almost twice as larger
than a normal bathtub. In the Japanese "bathroom," is a separate room from the toilet, the
tub is sunk halfway into the floor. Because the bath water is only used for soaking (not
for washing), all members of the family take turns using it. You wash in the area outside
of the tub; you can not enter the bath without washing yourself first. Towels in the bath
are also a no-no. There is a cover for the bath so that the water does not get cold for
the next person. The water temperature should be between 100.4°F and 107.6°F, and the
water should be deep enough that an adult can sit submerged up to the neck.


Hot Springs (Onsen )

Onsen is naturally hot water directly extracted from a natural volcanic spring, onsen
which are found on mountain areas throughout the Japan. onsen, are 77°F or hotter or have
a certain amount of calcium, sodium, and other mineral content. The water is efficacious
against high blood pressure, diabetes, and other illnesses. The medical powers of hot
springs are recorded as far back as the eighth-century.
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