SENTO GIRL – Takarayu x Kanako Hiramatsu vol. 2 –

SENTO GIRL vol.2 -タカラ湯×平松可奈子
SENTO GIRL – Takarayu x Kanako Hiramatsu vol. 2 –

Sento are public bathhouses which have been a part of Japanese culture for centuries. It may be worlds away from a lot of the latest Japanese culture usually featured on Tokyo Girl’s Update, but there have been some signs of it regaining popularity among the youth in Japan. With the cooperation of TOKYO SENTO, we have begun our journey into this unique and comforting world at one of the most well known sento in Tokyo, Kita-Senju’s Takarayu. (Read the article vol.1).

These photos are the result of a collaboration between model/designer Kanako Hiramatsu and photographer and Miss iD 2016 semifinalist mitfo.


As we introduced in the article vol.1, one of the highlights of Takarayu is the lovely Japanese-style garden, Nihon Teien. The plants are well maintained and there is even a small pond full of carp swimming about, for an added touch of elegance. Adding to the experience, the bathtubs, washing areas, dressing rooms, and resting areas are much larger than the average sento. So for vol.2, we focus on inside the sento!



You may even be able to meet Yomogi, one of the charming neighborhood cats! For those of you who are not cat people, don’t worry, he is not known for entering the bathing area!



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For SENTO GIRL vol.3 to be released on December 29th, we will more focus on Kanako’s portrait photos in the sento!

Staffs credit
Model : Kanako Hiramatsu
Photo :mitfo
Hair & make : hitomi

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

Collaborated project with


Address : Motomachi27-1, Senju, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
Nearest Station : Kita-Senju
TEL : 03-3881-2660



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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