Anime and manga artists, who normally shun the spotlight in Japan, have been flocking to the public baths in the capital Tokyo this summer to pose nude in public.
While the city is home to some of the most famous cosplay and art events in the country, it is often difficult to find the space for public nudity, as many of the bathtubs are not equipped with stalls or bathrooms.
The city’s largest bathhouse, in the Chuo district of Tokyo, has been converted into a public toilet and is located at the junction of Shibuya and Shinjuku streets.
The bath is open for visitors from 9am to 7pm on weekdays and 9am-6pm on weekends.
The facility has an adult capacity of 50 to 60 people.
The toilets, which have been installed by an art collective known as the “Tsukema” and have been decorated with colourful murals, are not the only one in the city.
There are also a number of private bathhouses in Tokyo.
Many of these are not as popular with the public, but are still open for those who want to go in public without clothes.
The “Takahashi” bathhouse in Ginza is the first bathhouse of its kind in the world to be converted into public toilet facilities, and offers visitors a chance to pose in public for free.
The large room is lined with colourful Japanese bathtubes and is accessible to all.
There is also a bar on the floor for those looking for a drink.
The Tohoku area, home to Tokyo’s major metropolitan area, has also seen an increase in visitors to public baths this summer.
The “Shibuya Bath” has been transformed into a toilet and there are currently 10 toilets for guests to use.
The facilities have been renovated to meet the requirements of the new regulations, and visitors can also use a bath in the nearby “Tsubame Bath”.
The facility, which is a public washroom, offers showers and toilets for people with disabilities.
There is also an additional “Mori Bath”, which is located in the western district of Nagoya, close to the southern island of Kyushu.
It is located on the outskirts of the city and offers a public bath for guests with disabilities who can also get a private bath.
The facilities are located on a private property and cost ¥5,800 for a one-hour visit, while the “Kaiwa Bath” is located off the main road in Kyoto, near the city’s old capital.
These facilities have a capacity of 10 to 12 people, while visitors are required to pay ¥20,000 for a visit.
The new laws, which took effect on September 17, 2016, require public bathing facilities in Japan to be equipped with at least one toilet and are limited to one stall or bathroom per public bath.
The government is planning to revise the law later this year to make it easier for people to use public bath facilities.
According to Tokyo Metropolitan Government, there are more than 5.5 million public bathhouses across Japan, including at least 1.6 million in Tokyo alone.
The government is currently debating changes to the rules to allow the use of private bathrooms in public bathrooms, but this will take time.
According to a Ministry of Culture official, it will take a year to complete the revisions.