"The Out-to-Sea Bathhouse" by Kumozome Yuu

Reading Japan

20m 00s
Broadcast on December 27, 2022 Available until December 27, 2023

The protagonist is tired from traveling and randomly stops at a small-town public bath. The ticket machine has rather odd names that might refer to private bathing rooms. Puzzled, he pushes one of the buttons and goes inside, only to encounter a bizarre scene, unlike anything he's ever seen. He pretends that he's not a first-timer and ventures into the bath without getting any explanation. He has embarked on a big adventure.

Kumozome Yuu, "The Out-to-Sea Bathhouse"
(from Short Short Treasure Box V, Kobunsha paperback)

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