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Enjoy a Public Bath from the Privacy of Home

| Onsen , Life in Japan

With social distancing and quarantine measures in place, it can get stressful being confined to your own home, both for residents but also for local businesses who have relied on a steady stream of patrons to maintain their operations. But some businesses have been coming up with innovative ways to continue engaging with their community. Japanese public baths, known as sento in Japan, have been uploading videos of their facilities, complete with the soothing sounds of water, to help people relax and enjoy online sento even in their own homes. The initiative was started by Honami Enya, an illustrator and employee of Kosugiyu, which is one of the oldest sento in Tokyo.

See more videos and learn more about the at-home sento project over at Spoon & Tamago.