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Pamper yourself with a relaxing bath or refreshing shower. Howcast shows you how to do it right in this video series.
You Will Need
- Japanese ofuro
- Heated bath water
- Washing area
- Water for rinsing
- Shower (optional)
- Bucket (optional)
- Towel (optional)
- Soap (optional)
Fill the bath
Fill the ofuro with water heated to between 102 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit, which is much hotter than typical western bathwater.
Rinse yourself thoroughly in the washing area outside of the ofuro before stepping into the bath.
Enter the bath
Step slowly into the ofuro and make yourself comfortable. Savor the warmth of the bath.
Exit the bath
Exit the ofuro when you have had enough or become too hot.
Do not drain the bath water
Do not drain the water in the ofuro if others will be bathing after you. Japanese custom is that all members of a household use the same bath water.