Japanese bathhouses or & # 39; s & # 39; seems to relax their strict rules on tattoos at the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan.
In Japan, tattoos have long been linked to "yakuza" and # 39; Organized crime syndicates, and as such, tattooed bathers have traditionally been cut off at Japanese & # 39; s & # 39;
However, the rules seem to be able to relax as hundreds of thousands of potentially tattooed rugby fans flock to the island's nation – many eager to bathe in the country's famous thermal waters.
Onsens owners in Sapporo – where England will play Tonga in the pool stages – are allowed to determine their own policy for the period, while discussions at Atami are currently being discussed on possibly interrupting the rules.
The town of Beppu in Oita seems to be the most open to tattoo fans, stating: "Although Beppu is a small town, there are many insects of all different types that allow tattoos. There are about 100 ounces that tattooed guests can enter so no one has to quit entering an onsen in Japan. "
This tattoo means the most of them all, for more reasons than one. Someone knows why? pic.twitter.com/f9rgnyVu
– Jim Hamilton (@ jimhamilton4) May 15, 2012
With the increasing popularity of tattoos in Western culture, it's not just fans who can be affected by the onsen protocols. Leaving Pacific Islanders who have used tattoos for centuries as part of long-standing cultural traditions, many Tier 1 star players now adorn "ink".
– Mirror Rugby Union (@MirrorRugbyU) September 19, 2018
Among other things – Springbok's Francois Hougaard, England's Jack Nowell, Joe Marler and Courtney Lawes and Ireland's Andrew Porter all have extensive tattoos.
– BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 19, 2015
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