Adventures in (Post) Gradland

Thoughts on life after the PhD

Naked and Blind (and Eating Ice Cream) in Osaka

(image courtesy of First-time visitors to Japanese bath houses will usually be presented with a litany of rules and customs, most of which are obvious (don’t use soap and … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 7 Comments

Thoughts on the Japanese Bath

In the early nineteenth century Shikitei Sanba wrote Ukiyoburo (The Bathhouse of the Floating World), a collection of humorous stories taking place in a public bath.  In the introduction he … Continue reading

July 8, 2009 · 1 Comment