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Postby Mike Cash » Wed 09.12.2007 5:08 am

john2 wrote:

Don't please our reputation is obviously spoiled enougth. as gaijin that is


And just what the hell would you know about it?
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby keatonatron » Wed 09.12.2007 10:45 am

burstandbloom wrote:
Wait..................How does that make it anything like going to the swimming pool then?


It's a much larger pool of water than the bathtub in your house, you share it with many other people at one time, and it's a (sometimes unspoken) rule that you shower first. Oh, and there are lockers and you have to pay to get in.
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby Dehitay » Wed 09.12.2007 11:47 am

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I always wanted to visit one just to see the reactions I would get. I'm 6"2', dark complected, tattooed, and often get mistake for being half Asian. (If I hear one more Nicholas Tse comment, I'm getting plastic surgery.)


With tattoos, you may not make it inside the bathhouse
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby john2 » Wed 09.12.2007 5:52 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
john2 wrote:

Don't please our reputation is obviously spoiled enougth. as gaijin that is


And just what the hell would you know about it?


O-o right now very little, I could not actually know as I wasen't yet to japan.
Bassed on what i read it's pretty bad, but i can't recall what i read.

Dehitay wrote:
lame_duck wrote:
I always wanted to visit one just to see the reactions I would get. I'm 6"2', dark complected, tattooed, and often get mistake for being half Asian. (If I hear one more Nicholas Tse comment, I'm getting plastic surgery.)


With tattoos, you may not make it inside the bathhouse


I dont have one.
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby Mike Cash » Thu 09.13.2007 7:51 am

john2 wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
john2 wrote:

Don't please our reputation is obviously spoiled enougth. as gaijin that is


And just what the hell would you know about it?


O-o right now very little, I could not actually know as I wasen't yet to japan.
Bassed on what i read it's pretty bad, but i can't recall what i read.



Have you ever seen Animal House? Specifically the scene where the Dean gives Flounder advice about life.
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby john2 » Thu 09.13.2007 10:01 am

Mike Cash wrote:
Have you ever seen Animal House? Specifically the scene where the Dean gives Flounder advice about life.

Nope. I didnt even hear about the film……
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 09.13.2007 2:55 pm

don't worry, Animal House is a film that one can miss and be better off for not watching it.
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby AJBryant » Thu 09.13.2007 3:15 pm

Hey, don't be dissin' Animal House. It's a classic.


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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby Mike Cash » Thu 09.13.2007 3:28 pm

john2 wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
Have you ever seen Animal House? Specifically the scene where the Dean gives Flounder advice about life.


Nope. I didnt even hear about the film……


Flounder's real name is Kent Dorfman.
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 09.13.2007 4:26 pm

AJBryant wrote:
Hey, don't be dissin' Animal House. It's a classic.


Tony


rofl. it is a classic, and I wasn't dissin' it, but it does not hold the answers to eternal life, so......

I am not a big fan of the Belushi films.

to show that I do know what I am talking about.. let me quote.. "fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son!" Gold
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Postby burstandbloom » Fri 09.14.2007 1:32 am

keatonatron wrote:
burstandbloom wrote:
Wait..................How does that make it anything like going to the swimming pool then?


It's a much larger pool of water than the bathtub in your house, you share it with many other people at one time, and it's a (sometimes unspoken) rule that you shower first. Oh, and there are lockers and you have to pay to get in.


You shower in the nude before hitting up the public swimming pool?
I've been getting it wrong all these years.
My point being, is that nudity never plays a factor at the public swimming,
so I just think its a hard connection to make to a public bath where people are all sitting around in the nude.
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby Infidel » Fri 09.14.2007 2:43 am

You shower in the nude before hitting up the public swimming pool?


Who said shower nude before going in the pool? You are supposed to step in the shower and rinse completely off before getting in the pool. And I have seen people strip off their bathing suits for the pre-pool shower. But if you haven't at least been walking under the shower and getting wet before getting in the pool, you have been getting it wrong all these years.

Heh, when I went through boot camp, not only did we have to do the normal pre-shower, but we had to straddle down this 10 foot or so long rail that shot streams of warm water up between our legs. I couldn't help but wish that they had them at the public pools I grew up using. Anyone wanting to use the pool should have to walk a gauntlet of spraying water and straddle the bar before getting in.

Keat's point was other than the nudity, everything else about a public pool is like a public bath. Including the idiots that don't shower first.
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby burstandbloom » Fri 09.14.2007 3:11 pm

Everything else, but the nudity's the smoking gun. I'd never think to connect the two with that point in hand, even if it is a large body of water that numerous people are in. I wouldn't think that exactly makes it "just like" it.

And actually only when I was really young did I ever rinse off before getting into a public pool. Although I haven't really been to a public pool for a really long time..I hardly ever see anyone rinse of before getting into a public swimming place. You're supposed to but no one does, except for a few. No one I see at the recreation center at my school showers before getting in.

I guess I'm an idiot, sorry. :(
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby two_heads_talking » Fri 09.14.2007 4:57 pm

here's the kicker. if you are a bit emberassed to go bareassed in an onsen, you can bring a hand towel to cover up. In fact you might even notice that others do the same thing if you happen to sneak a glance. lol.

it's not so much a show and tell but rather a way to relax where everyone is relatively equal or as equal all people can get when they have absolutely nothing on.
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RE: Public baths o.O

Postby burstandbloom » Fri 09.14.2007 5:14 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
here's the kicker. if you are a bit emberassed to go bareassed in an onsen, you can bring a hand towel to cover up. In fact you might even notice that others do the same thing if you happen to sneak a glance. lol.

it's not so much a show and tell but rather a way to relax where everyone is relatively equal or as equal all people can get when they have absolutely nothing on.


Yeah, I mean if the opportunity ever arose, I'd really like to do it. Of course it would take some getting used to and I'd have to muster up some courage, towel or not. Hahaha.
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