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I have been sick since before Xmas, I have stayed home for almost two week. I am getting better and I hope to be better in time for work.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Bath Time

Bath time is an everyday ritual in Japan. Most people still take a bath every evening. First, wash yourself (outside of the tub if you have a bathroom equipped for that) then sink into your hot bath.
Here's an example of a typical Japanese bathroom. It literally is a bathroom, the toilet is always in a separate room (except in hotel rooms). Our bathroom is similar to this, but ours has an unnecessary sink.

Here's a couple examples of some high end baths, like the kind you find in "Better homes and Japanese Gardens" (not actual name of the magazine, but you get the drift). Try not to drool on your keyboards.

Sometimes you just want to make your daily cleansing habits a little more special... that's where bath salts come into the mix. Bubble baths are not very popular in Japan because having bubbles in the bathtub is almost sacrilege to some people. Apart from the products available at Lush or the Body Shop, you can not find more than one or two choices at the drugstore. But bath salts... those can be found in abundance. From lavender to spicy curry , your choices are endless. Here's my current home selection. Which one do you want to try?

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