A website providing information about “sento” public bathhouses mainly in the
Tokyo metropolitan area is proving popular despite the decline in such communal
baths, a major part of Japanese culture.
Tokyo Sento, launched in 2015, now attracts about 100,000 views a month,
mainly from people aged 25-34, according to the site’s operator, and gets comments on its social network services — Facebook and Twitter — from people saying visiting a public bath has become something they now want to do.
Shotaro Hino, 32, president of the website’s operator, was always a fan of public bathhouses and frequented one close to his home in Tokyo.
I – Word Understanding
Traction – progress
II – Have Your Say
1.What is a Sento? Why do people go to a sento?
2.Please explain the procedures and manners to be observed in sento.
3.Can you name some of the popular sentos in your area or around Japan? What
4.make these sentos popular?