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A18557328 - Japan 3: Japan For The Visitor

Post 21

Ormondroyd

OK, Bob: here's my attempt at clarifying that awkward bit about washing and bathing. My version is shorter than the original, partly because there were some bits in the original that I just couldn't understand, and some other bits that I thought were so precise that they surely couldn't apply to all Japanese bathers (I mean, whether the water would cover your nipples when you sat down would surely depend on how tall you were... not to mention the condition of your chest. smiley - blush) So when in doubt, I've left it out. Right, here goes:


Japanese baths are usually smaller than those seen in the west: the usual Japanese bath size is 100cm long, 65cm wide and 50cm deep. Baths in Japan often have a dimpled pattern on the bottom to help prevent slipping. They also feature a greater degree of automation than most western baths: start to fill the bath, and an indicator will tell you when your bath is half full and then when it’s ready. The water temperature is also usually automatically controlled. The standard bath temperatures are 40°C in summer and 43°C in winter.

Water saving is routinely practiced in Japan, and for this reason Japanese washing machines are equipped with a pump and hose to take water from the bath. The typical Japanese bathing and washing routine goes something like this: the bather places their clothing in the washing machine, enters the bathroom, and sits on a low plastic seat. They then take water from the bath with a bath bucket and wash their hair using water from the bath or shower head.

Next, they apply soap to their body with a brush and get into the bath. After about ten minutes, they stand and pat themselves dry with a towel. When the last member of the household has had their bath, they will put the powder in the washing machine, put the hose in the bath and press the washing machine's ‘start’ button.

The following morning, the clothes are taken out of the machine and hung outside. The hose is rolled back on to its bracket on the side of the machine, and the bath plug pulled to let the remaining water out.


A18557328 - Japan 3: Japan For The Visitor

Post 22

bobstafford

First class Ormondroyd, I will use it as it is, its good to get a clear mind on these things.

Bob...


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Post 24

Ormondroyd

smiley - applause Well done, Bob! smiley - biggrinsmiley - bubbly


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bobstafford

And thanks to you Ormondroydsmiley - cheers


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SchrEck Inc.

Hi BS,

I've been given your fine entry to subedit, and the result is at A19617726. If you spot anything that needs attention, please drop me a note. smiley - bigeyes

SchrEck Inc.


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bobstafford

Wonderful job thanks smiley - ok


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SchrEck Inc.

smiley - cheers


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