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The Japanese Bath

Smith, Bruce

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ISBN 10: 158685027X / ISBN 13: 9781586850272
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Title: The Japanese Bath

Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher

Binding: Hardcover

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In the West, a bath is a place one goes to cleanse the body. In Japan, one goes there to cleanse the soul. Bathing in Japan is about much more than cleanliness: it is about family and community. It is about being alone and contemplative, time to watch the moon rise above the garden. Along with sixty full-color illustrations of the light and airy baths themselves, The Japanese Bath, delves into the aesthetic of bathing Japanese style and the innate beauty of the steps surrounding the process. The authors explain how to create a Japanese bath in your own home. A Zen meditation, the Japanese bath, indeed, cleanses the soul, and one emerges refreshed, renewed, and serene.

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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Bathing Entry The Datsuiba The Outside within the Inside Created Scenery Color With Darkness and Without Yuagari (afte bath) and Yusuzumi (enjoying the cool of the evening) Without Silence Bathing Japanese Style With and Without Clothing The Time of the Day Materials About Wood The Tools of Bathing Bathing Together Glossary Resources

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