The Japanese love Furo 風呂, you may know that.
And some of us love a sauna bath.
It’s called “サウナー” (a saunagoer) who loves sauna and cold bath.
Who believes in the bathing activity helps getting in shape (整える) both physical and mental.
Seems someone even started the world’s first research project in サウナで整う訳 ( news report in YouTube – “a reason why sauna works getting in shape”)
I think saunagoer’s contribution is one of reasons why those public bathhouses are surviving until this day.
Let me introduce my favorite public bathhouse, Tokuno-yu
I’ve been there everyday,
when I was 19, 20, 21 years old. With my old friends.
we were just obsessed so much with the bathing.
We were young and nonsensical.
Crazy about beauty, and tried anything which may have positive impact to make ourselves look good.
Since then I go Tokuno-Yu once in a while.
It feels so good taking a sauna/cold bath, so refreshing.
There is no alternative to sauna I could come up with.
Like many others, after COVID-19 the place had to be temporary closed until recently. For three months maybe?
Now they are open and look like they are recovering their customers.
“Can I go and join the bathing?”
Since March or April, we have been advised to avoid gathering, close contact in the close room.
It’s called Sanmitsh(三密).
The question is, if humidity and high temperature will help deactivate coronavirus, just like UV sterilization.
Within UV wavelength, UV-B(280nm〜315nm) has sterilizing power.
I’ve been expecting to hear something similar..
Unfortunately, from the early stage the spread has been seen in many countries with high temperature and humidity.
And there is no concrete scientific evidence about environmental condition will decrease the power of Covid-19 until today.
Not yet. No.
🖐 Waiting is the only thing I can do.
While having a strong desire to sweating in the sauna, I am pulling myself away from it.
as it’s too early being in the closed sauna room with an unspecified number of people.
Instead, enjoy what I have.
Happy to be at home,
in the bathtub at home.
Yesterday, I did sunbathing in the backyard.
My cat was looking at me from the inside through the window.
I can’t believe it’s almost one year from the day my dad was carried away to the hospital.
His first year service will be held on Sep.
Hope the COVID-19 will be calm and relatives can join with us.