Do you know a famous Chinese proverb, things present are judged by the things past?
Visiting the oldest hot spring in the United States, I realized the hidden meaning.
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What do you think is the evolution of humankind?
Is it science and technology, which has made our life easy?
It is said that in the 14th century the indigenous people living in the southwest Colorado were “disappeared.”
They might suggest another possibility of our evolution.
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Whose is the phrase, enduring the unendurable?
Indeed this is from broadcast of the voice of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, at the end of World War II.
However, it is not well known fact that a Zen Buddhist, Gempo Yamamoto suggested to use this phrase, and the emperor as a symbol of unity of the people.
His life started from this hot spring inn.
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Do you think it necessary to go far from town, in order to find good hot springs?
Actually, in Japan, it often happens that high-quality hot springs gush out from urban area.
In my opinion, it is no coincidence that two major cities in Japan, Tokyo and Osaka have great hot springs…
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Have you become curious about who soaked in the tub filled with spring water, before you use it?
If enough amount of water has been continuously poured, there would be no problems, but sometimes you may well feel uneasy.
Some of spa facilities with plenty of water, contrary to your concern, replace their water of private tubs every time people use it.
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What places do you think are beautiful hot springs?
An open-air bath surrounded by beautiful nature may be a good idea.
Today I would like to introduce a beautiful “indoor” bath, even though the building was established around 90 years ago.
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Do you know a hot spring with a glorious view of American nature?
It is two hours’ drive from El Paso to get to a city with the unusual name, Truth or Consequences.
In the past, they changed the name to the title of a popular radio program, in order to revitalize the city.
Today, to tell the truth, the atmosphere of city would seem rather run-down.
However, here is one of the largest spa cities in the Southwestern United States.
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