From Dokodemo Sento

Japan Foundation to Host Webinar about Japanese Bathhouses and Hot Springs

I Love Yu! Japanese Bath Houses, Hot Springs, and How to Soak Up the Benefits at Home

Saturday, July 18 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

YouTube Live

Admission: Free (RSVP required)

Photo from the Center for Global Partnership website
Photo from the Center for Global Partnership website

Join the Japan Foundation from the comfort of your own home as two experts discuss Japan’s rich history of bath culture, the art of public bath houses, the science behind Japanese bathing habits, and how to try these techniques at home!

Did you know that 74% of Japanese take a bath every day?

From natural hot springs (onsen) to public bath houses (sento), bathing in piping hot water, also known as yu, is firmly embedded in Japanese culture and daily life. So why do Japanese people love taking baths?

The beautiful bath houses are an art unto themselves, and have historically provided an inviting space for communities around the country. Plus, research shows that bathing reduces anxiety, improves quality of sleep, and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Join Japan Foundation’s online event with special guest speakers Stéphanie Crohin, author and Sento Ambassador, and Hayasaka Shinya MD PhD, a bath and hot spring medical researcher.

A live Q&A will follow the presentations.

This event is free via the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, New York‘s YouTube Live channel. Register here to receive an event reminder as well as a link to the YouTube live stream.


From Dokodemo Sento
From Dokodemo Sento by Stéphanie Crohin