The Amayori Sento — Bathing Rituals


The Inspiration Behind Rotenburo Air

September 11, 2016
One of the things I love most about Amayori is that I can introduce something special from around the globe that many women may not have experienced otherwise. Japan is full of naturally occurrin...
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The Summer Bath

August 21, 2016
Even though we are at the tail end of summer it seems as if it is hotter than ever. I have been trying to spend as much time outside as possible on the weekends and I often feel physically exhauste...
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Asa Buro: The Morning Bath

July 19, 2016
Most people in Japan tend to bathe at night. A morning bath is a rare thing and is usually done when vacationing at a ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) or an onsen hot springs resort. Among the J...
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Yusuzumi, a Summer Evening Ritual

July 01, 2016
If you were with us last year you may remember the word yusuzumi. This was the theme of our 2015 beloved Summer Breeze collection. The tradition of yusuzumi is so special that I love revisiting it...
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Discover Ambrosial Ofuro

May 22, 2016
In Japan a daily bath is akin to the western yoga class or perhaps a glass of wine at the end of the day to relax after work. The tubs that are in most Japanese homes are called ofuro. These tend t...
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A New, Beautiful Hinoki Onsen

March 31, 2016
Sometimes (usually) life shows you the way you need to go. A few weeks ago I decided to do some fragrance blending late in the day on a Friday. I was tired and mixing fragrances, which requires ul...
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The Healing Power of Water

February 08, 2016
Without water there is no life. It is such a beautiful thing that something so basic and simple could be something so luxurious. There is not much that is more soothing, healing and relaxing than ...
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