Surprise: Thermae Romae

I got so interested in thermae Romae the movie the moment I saw the poster

absolutely because of Abe Hiroshi

But then I came across the Manga and it’s actually pretty educationa

So the story is about the protagonist Lucius, Roman architect, everything he has trouble coming up with ideas of building thermae, he would accidentally falls into water or something
and he would “travel” to the modern world of Japan
he then learns from Japan and brings those ideas back to Rome

the manga is pretty educational because there’s supplementary information about how the Romans saw the value of bathing
which is surprisingly pretty similar to the Japanese

it’s so freaking funny to see Abe Hiroshi acting all surprised to see the modern things

I do think the author might have exaggerated (in typical Japanese dramatic manga style) a bit the value of bathing
like how it actually facilitated peace in Rome… by calming and relaxing the King….
but still it’s freaking funny

And could make a really good entrance point for the Occident to know about the Japanese culture
especially the parts about the manners for the bath

totally recommending 🙂

Thanks for reading! <|++<

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