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Old 28-12-2014, 06:50 PM   #45
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Furo (風呂?), the more common and polite form: ofuro (お風呂?), is a Japanese bath.. Specifically it is a type of bath which originated as a short, steep-sided wooden bathtub.. Baths of this type are found all over Japan in houses, apartments and traditional Japanese inns (ryokans) but are now usually made out of a plastic or stainless steel...

Ukiyo (浮世 "Floating World") described the urban lifestyle, especially the pleasure-seeking aspects, of Edo-period Japan (1600–1867). The Floating World culture developed in Yoshiwara, the licensed red-light district of Edo (modern Tokyo), which was the site of many brothels, chashitsu, and kabuki theaters frequented by Japan's growing middle class.. The ukiyo culture also arose in other cities such as Osaka and Kyoto..The famous Japanese woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the Floating World", had their origins in these districts and often depicted scenes of the Floating World itself such as geisha, kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, samurai, chōnin and prostitutes..The term ukiyo (when meaning the Floating World) is also an ironic allusion to the homophone ukiyo (憂き世 "Sorrowful World"), the earthly plane of death and rebirth from which Buddhists sought release... saw cuts on a push stroke, Japanese saw cuts on a pull stroke.. When an American cracks up, he opens up the window and shoots up a bunch of strangers.. When a Japanese cracks up, he closes the window and kills himself.. Everything is in reverse...

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