Nishiyama Onsen

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poster for Nishiyama Onsen

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In 1974 Nishiyama Onsen was packed with pleasure trippers all coming to enjoy the healing hot spring in the far western part of Hayakawa, Minamikoma District in Yamanashi Prefecture, at that time a two hour bus ride from Kofu up into the Hayakawa tributary of the Fuji River. People would come from nearby Yamanashi and Shizuoka, but also parties of ladies from the suburbs of Tokyo and Saitama and groups of local men, staying for 10, 20 days or sometimes a month of care or treatment, in long-stay self catering. Each year would see familiar faces come back to bathe, to sing, to dance and to eat and live together. Hearing of Nishiyama Onsen Shoko Hashimoto ventured to this bath of revelry and captured the mirth and relaxation of the old and young who gathered there in an empire of nakedness.



from June 04, 2014 to June 28, 2014

Opening Reception on 2014-06-11 from 18:00 to 20:00


Shoko Hashimoto



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