Saunas Heating Up Rural Japan

The Signs

15m 00s
Broadcast on January 14, 2023 Available until January 14, 2024

Sauna culture is experiencing a boom among young people in Japan. They're being used as a way to solve various problems, with unique efforts underway throughout the country. One local bus company struggling to stay afloat made one of their vehicles into a mobile sauna. Sauna using domestically grown cedar contains hopes for revitalization a lagging forestry industry. A sauna built in a small mountain village are attracting visitors from far and wide, creating warm interactions with elderly residents.

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