I was looking around for some new blogs to look at, and I hadn’t yet discovered Onsen Meijin. A recent poster to my own blog pointed out that “meijin” (名人) means master, and has nothing directly to do with fame/ reputation. Well, kanji can have more than one meaning in practice; derived meanings are as old as Chinese itself.
Onsen Master itself is all about Japanese hot springs bathing. I strongly suggest taking a look, since you can get a nice look at the Japanese culture that surrounds hot springs bathing; a good example is the luscious food shown here.
I’ve added Onsen Meijin to my blogroll, which isn’t nearly large enough but, I haven’t been doing this blog full time.