LWIF EP88: Why Japanese Love Bathing

Ever wondered why Japanese cultures has such an affinity for bathing? Take a trip with me in this brief history of bathing in Japan.

Special Thanks
🗲 Chris Okano for onsen drone footage… because how many people have that!
🗲 Jess and Hai from Notes of Nomads for their photos… again
🗲 Andrew Marston for being a non-stop motion graphics machine… and to Lori for fueling us
🗲 All my Patreon supporters for giving me the time to work on vids like this
🗲 And to my wife… because she loves it when I credit her
🗲 For fair use for enabling me to use footage from movies and tv
🗲 To all those that allow use of their work through Creative Commons

Info Sources
🗲 Learning from Shogun – http://www.columbia.edu/~hds2/learning/Learning_from_shogun_txt.pdf
🗲 Skinship – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_intimacy#Skinship
🗲 Sento – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sent%C5%8D
🗲 Onsen – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onsen
🗲 Miasma – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miasma_theory
🗲 Black Death – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death
🗲 Last splash: Immodest Japanese tradition of mixed bathing may be on the verge of extinction, Japan Times – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2016/12/10/lifestyle/last-splash-immodest-japanese-tradition-mixed-bathing-may-verge-extinction/#.WbixZcgjEuU
🗲 Public Bathing – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_bathing
🗲 Misogi – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misogi
🗲 More Than a Bath: An Examination of Japanese Bathing Culture – http://scholarship.claremont.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1593&context=cmc_theses
🗲 Toilets in Japan – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilets_in_Japan
🗲 Cause of dysentry – http://chealth.canoe.com/condition/getcondition/dysentery

Image Sources
🗲 https://www.scandinave.com/whistler/en/baths-massages/
🗲 http://www.hotsprings.ca/
🗲 Nudists_at_Formentera_beach_0240.jpg – By Aitor Méndez from Spain – DSC_0240.JPG, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5246856
🗲 Geysirhöhle.jpg – By Therme Erding.Original uploader was Studi85 at de.wikipedia – Therme Erding, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11633346
🗲 London_Board_of_Health_searching_the_city_for_cholera_Wellcome_V0010896.jpg – By http://wellcomeimages.org/indexplus/image/V0010896.html, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31233907
🗲 INSTRUVCTIA_NAVKA_JAK_SIE_SPRAWOWAĆ_CZASV_MORV.jpg – By Sebastian Petrycy (1554-1626) – Sebastian Petrycy “Instructia abo nauka, jak się sprawować czasu moru, Kraków 1613, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22310610
🗲 Cholera_Art_1866.jpg – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cholera_Art_1866.JPG#/media/File:Cholera_Art_1866.JPG
🗲 Nuremberg_chronicles_-_Dance_of_Death_(CCLXIIIIv).jpg – Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=490534
🗲 Hiroshige-53-Stations-Hoeido-16-Kanbara-MFA-02.jpg – By Hiroshige – Database of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35118161
🗲 The_history_of_Japan,_giving_an_account_of_the_ancient_and_present_state_and_government_of_that_empire_-_of_its_temples,_palaces,_castles_and_other_buildings,_of_its_metals,_minerals,_t.jpg – By Internet Archive Book Images – https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14748879204/Source book page: https://archive.org/stream/historyofjapangi02kaem/historyofjapangi02kaem#page/n374/mode/1up, No restrictions, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43635285
🗲 Eiheiji08bs3200.jpg – By 663highland – Own work, CC BY 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5164880
🗲 Hiroshige,_Sugura_street.jpg – By Hiroshige – http://visipix.com/search/search.php?q=Hiroshige&Submit=Search&u=2&userid=1616934267&l=en&searchtype=word&searchmethod=keyword&jump_to=, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=317582
🗲 Mathhewperry.jpg – By Unknown – This image is available from the United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID cph.3b52813, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3358362
🗲 Визит_Перри_в_1854_году.jpg – By Wilhelm Heine – uk:Файл:Perry_03.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=29931080
🗲 MeijiJoukyou.jpg – Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1984326
🗲 Onna Yu By Kiyonaga_bathhouse_women.jpg: Torii Kiyonaga, 1752-1815derivative work: Torsodog (talk) – Kiyonaga_bathhouse_women.jpg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5875995

Video Sources
🗲 Shogun
🗲 Good Morning Call
🗲 Thermae Rome
🗲 Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to (The comic artist and assistants)