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Here’s Why Japanese People Are Suddenly Bathing In Wine

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A while ago, there was a trend in Japan where folks would take a dip in a pool filled with Ramen. Now, in celebration of a French holiday, Japanese people are suddenly bathing in pools of wine.

Celebrating Beaujolais Nouveau, the French wine holiday, folks are dipping their toes in the alcoholic beverage. One spa, specifically, specializes in that very luxury.

Hakone, a city in Japan, is home to the Hakone Kowakien Yunessun spa. The spa features hot pools filled with a combination of red wine and water. Guests were allowed to drink from their choice of glassses or straight from the pools with their bare hands.

According to the spa’s website, bathing in wine acts as a treatment of rejuvenation for the body. Also, a few gulps can’t be bad for the soul either.

About 20 bottles of specialty wine was also poured into the pools in celebration of the holiday, RocketNews reports. Talk about a boozy dream

 

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5 Reasons Why People Are Suddenly Bathing In Ramen

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When one says that they could swim in a bowl of ramen, it’s usually just an idiom for how much they love eating the Japanese soup dish.

Turns out, it’s actually a thing you can do.

A south-eastern town in Japan, Hakone, has a spa that lets patrons bath in ramen, Time reports. The trend his been dated back as far as 2007, however, it seems it’s beginning to reach a hype status more recently. Now, quite a few places in Japan offer this unique service.

So what on earth could convince someone to pay money to sit in a hot ramen broth and stew with other people? Here are five reasons.

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Relaxing

As with most spas, folks pay to come in and relax. The hustle and bustle of the working person means they only have time for a quick shower before heading out to a 9-5. This means, there’s hardly any time for them to sit and relax themselves with a bath. Ramen bath resolves this issue.

Meeting new people

If you’re open-minded enough to try sitting in a giant bowl of ramen, especially with a group of strangers sharing the same bath, you probably enjoy trying new things. Why not take the opportunity to meet some like-minded people that are bold enough to try the same things you are? You might leave that ramen bath with some new friends.

Improves skin

The baths use a pork-based broth that is packed with collagen believed to improve the skin of patrons. Collagen is known protein said to enhance skin by protecting it from preventing the absorption of toxic substances. This allows skin cells to rejuvenate and stay healthier.

The experience is complete with synthetic noodles used to get that collagen in every “nook and cranny” of your body.

Metabolism

Let’s face it. After a certain age, most metabolisms just crap out. Unless you’re a super exercise fanatic, chances are your metabolism could use the boost. The ramen baths are said to provide that boost in metabolism.

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Not many people can say they took a bath in a bowl of ramen. If anything, why not just do it to say you did it? If it eventually becomes a trending practice, you were one of the first to try it out. If it fizzles, you can say you were one of the few to try it out. Either way, you paid to sit in hot ramen.

We doubt you can should add additional ingredients to your bath. Though we don’t think extra chill sauce and runny eggs will make the experience any better. Prices for the experience vary depending on the location.

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Lather Up with Urinal Mint, Bacon, Beer & Popcorn Soap

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Introducing: ManHands soap — which comes in so-called “manly” scents like brewed coffee, beer, red wine, buttered popcorn, margaritas, and bacon. (There’s also the less-appetizing Baseball Glove, Cash, Top Soil, Urinal Mint, Muscle Rub, Bonfire Cannabis, Cedar Log Cabin, Fresh Cut Grass, Nag Champa Incense, Obsession Cologne, Republican, and Democrat.)

Exotic perfumes and expensive colognes don’t impress everyone. For some, the aroma of favorite food or drink might be more effectively enticing. After all, what better what to impress your food-loving partner than to arrive on your Valentine’s Day date smelling like a bouquet of fresh roses freshly-popped, buttery popcorn?

Maybe your beau isn’t really into musk and magnolias — but margaritas really do it for him. Or perhaps your wine connoisseur girlfriend would much prefer that you reek of Bordeaux than body odor.

While these inventive, interesting-smelling soaps might be geared towards gentlemen, we’re sure that more than just a few lovely ladies would like to leave their showers smelling like bacon (yeah, it’s becoming a religion) or buttered popcorn.

Despite the fact that the company is strangely insistent that “Guys should be using Man Soap,” we’d like to issue a kind reminder: Don’t leave the girls out, ManHands!

Man Hands Man Soap $7 @Gadgets & Gear

H/T Laughing Squid

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