The Amayori Sento — Japanese Culture

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Creating Ryokan-Style Comfort In Your Home

November 06, 2018
One of my greatest hopes with Amayori is that it will pique your interest and inspire travel to Japan. Should you ever make the journey, I highly suggest spending at least part of your trip at a ry...
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What “Japanese Beauty” Means to Me

October 08, 2018
Recently, after a long vacation on which I did lots of meditating, I felt the call to go deeper and share my passions and journey more with you. From now on, please join me for more intimate conver...
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The Japanese Wellness Ritual of the Daily Soak

September 19, 2018
Earlier this August, I had an experience in Japan that shifted my perception on bathing. I was staying at the house of a friend’s family and, as in true Japanese culture, I was offered to use the b...
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The Legend of Empress Kōmyō

July 02, 2018
From Japanese bathing culture, there is one woman whose name I have come across again and again: Empress Kōmyō. As with all women, there are many facets to her life story, but I have been particula...
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The J-Beauty Trend

May 08, 2018
Over the past six months I have seen a huge amount of interest from beauty editors in the Japanese beauty, or J-beauty, trend. People are comparing it to the K-beauty (Korean beauty) trend which ag...
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