Bathing and Soaking in Asheville NC
The Japanese philosophy first and foremost is the idea that bathing
and soaking are two separate rituals.
The Japanese always bathe before they soak and never in the same water.
Bathing occurs outside the tub. One washes and rinses completely before
entering the tubs.
At Shoji we follow this tradition. You will be given a Yukata (a Japanese cotton
robe) so that after your shower you can wear something
clean and comfortable to your tub where you will sink in, drift off
and enjoy the surounding nature.
symbol-three plumes of steam rising from a pool of hot water is displayed
at the entrance of public baths and hot springs in Japan.