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Postby Hatori » Tue 01.23.2007 12:42 am

Okay, this may seem like a stupid question, but I don't know if it is or not so I minus well ask.
Like in MANY European and other countries don't do, do the Japanese go to bath houses and take showers a lot? I mean, do they frequently on a normal basis of about a span of one or two days wash themselves like a normal person? Or is that just like European nations that try to conserve as much water as they can?
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RE: Hygiene

Postby chikara » Tue 01.23.2007 12:56 am

Hatori wrote:
Okay, this may seem like a stupid question, but I don't know if it is or not so I minus well ask.

Minus?? "Might as" maybe?

Hatori wrote:
Like in MANY European and other countries don't do,
In other countries we bath once a month whether we need to or not :o

Hatori wrote:... do the Japanese go to bath houses and take showers a lot? I mean, do they frequently on a normal basis of about a span of one or two days wash themselves like a normal person? Or is that just like European nations that try to conserve as much water as they can?

The Japanese are very fussy about hygiene.
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RE: Hygiene

Postby neo2407 » Tue 01.23.2007 1:14 am

chikara wrote:
The Japanese are very fussy about hygiene.


Yep, yep. It does make sense though. I mean like wearing a surgical mask if you have a cold, to prevent the germs spreading to other people.
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RE: Hygiene

Postby keatonatron » Tue 01.23.2007 10:19 am

Hatori wrote:
Okay, this may seem like a stupid question, but I don't know if it is or not so I minus well ask.
Like in MANY European and other countries don't do, do the Japanese go to bath houses and take showers a lot? I mean, do they frequently on a normal basis of about a span of one or two days wash themselves like a normal person? Or is that just like European nations that try to conserve as much water as they can?


Most people bathe twice a day (shower in the morning, bath at night).
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RE: Hygiene

Postby Kagemaru » Tue 01.23.2007 12:01 pm

The amount of personal hygiene products available here, still leaves me guessing at times for what part of the body it's for...
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RE: Hygiene

Postby paul_b » Tue 01.23.2007 12:25 pm

keatonatron wrote:
Most people bathe twice a day (shower in the morning, bath at night).

Most people in which country(ies) ?
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RE: Hygiene

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Tue 01.23.2007 12:48 pm

One reason you have to shower so often in Japan is the horrendous humidity and the almost complete lack of central air conditioning. During the summer I would sometimes take as many as 3 showers a day (2 at bare minimum). Also, the bath is used not only for cleaning but for relaxing and warming up -- sitting in a bath for a while can help you feel warmer in your cold house.
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RE: Hygiene

Postby keatonatron » Tue 01.23.2007 1:06 pm

paul_b wrote:
keatonatron wrote:
Most people bathe twice a day (shower in the morning, bath at night).

Most people in which country(ies) ?


Sorry, I forgot to stick a "here" or "in Japan" in there somewhere. I guess I figured it would be obvious from the quote.
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RE: Hygiene

Postby KINGZ » Tue 01.23.2007 2:47 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
One reason you have to shower so often in Japan is the horrendous humidity and the almost complete lack of central air conditioning. During the summer I would sometimes take as many as 3 showers a day (2 at bare minimum). Also, the bath is used not only for cleaning but for relaxing and warming up -- sitting in a bath for a while can help you feel warmer in your cold house.



That reminds me when my AC went out during the hole summer here in FL. OUCH the shower was the best place to relax. Speaking of humidity, how bad is the humidity there. Here I can open the door and start steaming before I even walk, outside.

As for the generalization that some countries are dirty. I don’t believe any civilized person would not take a bath & or shower on a daily bases as long as its available to them.
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RE: Hygiene

Postby paul_b » Tue 01.23.2007 2:53 pm

KINGZ wrote:
As for the generalization that some countries are dirty. I don’t believe any civilized person would not take a bath & or shower on a daily bases as long as its available to them.


Hah. That's sheer cultural prejudice. As the Japanese saying* goes ...

みんなで臭ければ匂わない。

[small]* Not actually a Japanese saying.[/small]
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RE: Hygiene

Postby Kdar » Tue 01.23.2007 4:08 pm

Hatori wrote:
Or is that just like European nations that try to conserve as much water as they can?



Hahahhaa.. lol

Shit..... Where did you heard that?
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RE: Hygiene

Postby tanuki » Tue 01.23.2007 6:57 pm

Kdar wrote:
Shit.....


Using a dirty word in an hygiene thread is kind of ironic.
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RE: Hygiene

Postby Kdar » Tue 01.23.2007 7:10 pm

tanuki wrote:
Kdar wrote:
Shit.....


Using a dirty word in an hygiene thread is kind of ironic.


yea.. :).. lol
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RE: Hygiene

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 01.24.2007 10:49 am

tanuki wrote:
Kdar wrote:
Shit.....


Using a dirty word in an hygiene thread is kind of ironic.


Ironic or just Crude?
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RE: Hygiene

Postby Kdar » Wed 01.24.2007 1:02 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
tanuki wrote:
Kdar wrote:
Shit.....


Using a dirty word in an hygiene thread is kind of ironic.


Ironic or just Crude?


or you two just too boring.
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