The History of Tattoos in Japan

The history of Japanese tattoos is ancient and it is said that people from the Neolithic Age (Jomon Period, 16,000 years ago) used to tattoo their faces. The fishermen in the Kyushu region of the 3rd century kept tattoos of a pattern called “Bunshin” to protect themselves from water-related problems. In the 8th century, men […]

Bathing Manners in Japan

  A variety of people enter hot springs and public baths in Japan and in recent years, the number of tourists and immigrants have greatly increased, thus causing much confusion. In order to maintain a pleasant environment, guests are recommended to follow these “unwritten” bathing manners while in Japan. Before Bathing 1. Check to see […]

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