Leonard Koren was founder and publisher of WET: the Magazine of Gourmet Bathing in Los Angeles and author of the classic work on bathing, Undesigning the Bath. He is also author of the influential work on Japanese aesthetics Wabi-Sabi.
Illustrator Suehiro Maruo (b. 1956) is an internationally recognized Japanese manga artist, illustrator, and painter, distinguished by his bold lines and graphic imagery.
"Guaranteed to rinse away all your doubts and fears."--Look Japan
"This book is a physical work of art--as it should be, because the Japanese bath is an aesthetic event."--Whole Earth Review