It's gettin' hott in here…

By Alan - 02/09/2015 20:13 - Germany

Today, I agreed to stay a week with my wife's parents, who she told me were traditional Japanese. I was prepared for having to wear Japanese clothes while in the house, but I wasn't prepared for communal bathing in the same huge bath with her father, grandfather, uncle and two brothers. FML
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By toolateabuckshort - 02/06/2017 12:11

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It's a way to learn their culture. While it may have been a surprise, her family might welcome you even more for being part of their custom.

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It's a way to learn their culture. While it may have been a surprise, her family might welcome you even more for being part of their custom.

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Catfish?! Haha I can assure you I am the person I claim to be, but I shouldn't need to prove that to you :)

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It's awkward for sure, but like the first commenter said, just try their traditions out. It'll show you respect their culture, respect being a HUGE thing in Japan.

Hopefully the bath house wasn't the first time you met them. That'd be an awkward greeting

Yes it "cultural" but if OP isn't comfortable with it, then they shouldn't have to do it.

There may be the issue they don't think of it as strange though.

rub-a-dub-dub six men in a tub!!

Well, at that stage, it's no longer PG rated...

That made me laugh way too hard, #6

The first thing that popped into my head after reading your comment was the scene in the Honeybee Inn from FFVII.

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Well... Yeah. It Japan. It's their culture. Was that supposed to be an insult?

I think that it's a good sign if they want to do traditional things like that with you, it shows that they don't think of you as an outsider

oh come on!...Although I don't come from Germany, I live there, and you guys can take a bath naked at the swimming pool showers with other people being around! There is even the FKK "the naked beach" and you are complaining now?

qdawg06 23

Well a little family bonding time never hurts... Usually.