SENTO GIRL – Teikokuyu x Shuku Mari – vol.1

SENTO GIRL -帝国湯×祝茉莉- vol.1
SENTO GIRL – Teikokuyu x Shuku Mari – vol.1

Sento are public bathhouses which have been a part of Japanese culture for centuries and it may be worlds away from a lot of the latest Japanese culture usually featured on Tokyo Girl’s Update, but with the cooperation of TOKYO SENTO, we have begun our journey into the unique and comforting world of Sento as “SENTO GIRL” photograph project welcoming Kanako Hiramatsu and Aris Mukaide as models.


For the series vol.3, we have visited Teikokuyu in Arakawa-ku, welcoming miss iD 2015 Shuku Mari as a model.


Shuku Mari is known as a big fan of Sento and that huge love made her to do part time job at Showa Yokujo sento in Nakano. Her future dream is to run a Sento!  From such a sento lover’s point of view,  Teikokuyu is one of the attractive Sento in Tokyo which originally started in Taisho period, and her wish to have photo shooting there came true in this project!


These photos are the result of a collaboration between model Aris Mukaide, photographer and Miss iD 2016 semifinalist mitfo and hair make-up artist hitomi. We want to show you the renaissance of Sento through the collaboration of these wonderful creators , that’s what the SENTO GIRL series is aiming for.


The outfit and make-up Shukumari is wearing was inspired “heavenly maiden”. Her moving and facial expression in the pictures looks like an maiden! Compared to the last two SENTO GIRL series using white and blue based outfits, for this time we challenged vivid and warm color for the outfit and hair make-up.


SENTO GIRL with Shuku Mari will be a 3-part series and vol.1 focuses on the entrance and outside of the bath. In vol.2 coming up on March 14th, we will show more pictures of inside the sento with Shuku Mari, and in vol.3 to be released on March 21st, there will be pictures of Shuku Mari playing in the bath!


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Staffs credit
Model : Shuku Mari :
Photo :mitfo
Hair & make : hitomi

Sento Information
Opening hours : 15:00~24:00
*Regularly closed on Mondays

Collaborated project with


Address : Higashi-Nippori 3-22-3, Arakawa-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station : Mikawajima
TEL : 03-3891-4637



Been working in girls’ fashion magazines for a long time and am now the chief editor of Tokyo Girls’ Update. I have more expertise in Japanese teen fashion than anyone else (probably)! I’m a huge fan of the Revolutionary Girl Utena and Bakemonogatari animes.

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