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8. Japanese ofuro baths

Ofuro is a traditional Japanese bath that has been used for centuries as a way to relax and cleanse the body. The ofuro is typically made of wood, such as cedar, and is much deeper than a Western-style bathtub. The bather fills the tub with hot water and then immerses themselves in it, often with just their head and shoulders above the waterline.

Ofuro baths are an important part of Japanese culture and are often seen as a way to promote physical and mental wellbeing. Many Japanese people believe that soaking in an ofuro helps to relieve stress, soothe sore muscles, and promote better sleep.

According to traditions, all family members take ofuro bath in turns without changing the water, so they always shower before they get to enjoy the bath.

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