Sento – Japanese Bathhouses in Transition

© Christina Pietsch
  • Sento – Japanese Bathhouses in Transition
  • Sunday, June 2, 18:00 Mousonturm Studio 3
  • Duration: approx. 1,5 hours
  • Lecture in German
  • Free admission

Bathing in hot water is an existential part of Japanese culture. Despite having their own bath, many Japanese are still drawn to the public bathhouses called sento. Why are there still around 600 of them in Tokyo today? What influence did the 1964 Olympic Games have? And why is cleaning sento traditionally the job of men? These and other questions are answered by scholar Christina Pietsch in her lecture.

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