While Americans are trying to get their collagen by slowly sipping on their bone broth, the Japanese aren’t content to waste time — they’re diving headfirst into bathtubs filled with pork broth. Or at least they are at Yunessan Spa House in Hakone, Japan, where owner Ichiro Furuya believes the totally fun treatment exposes his customers, who are increasingly concerned with their skin, to tons and tons of collagen.(Okay, but are the noodles necessary?) With Americans already having proved themselves willing to bathe in red wine and bone broth so popular here, it’s probably just a matter of time before ramen-bath stands start popping up on every corner.
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