In the West, a bath is a place one goes to cleanse the body. In Japan, one goes there to cleanse the soul. The Japanese Bath delves into the aesthetic of bathing Japanese style and the innate beauty of the steps surrounding the process. The book includes sixty full-color photos that guide you how to create a Japanese bath in your own home.
Lovers of history and historical writing, Yoshiko Yamamoto and Bruce Smith are the founders of The Arts & Crafts Press, a small letterpress printing studio. They are the authors of The Beautiful Necessity: Decorating with Arts & Crafts, and Bruce authored Greene & Greene: Developing a California Architecture. They live in Port Orchard, Washington.
A guide to creating a Japanese bath