The Joy of Japanese Portable Soaker Tub


You don’t have to be a snow monkey to engage in the joy of soaking in a pool of water to a temperature to your liking.

The ingenious portable Japanese soaker tub stays inflated at the top (inflated simply by mouth). The inserted legs that come with the soaker kit, that you will easily insert, stay inserted. There is a drain with an on-off spigot and another with a flip top lid on the bottom (on the model I have).

What is so ingenious about the portable version is that it can fit easy in any tub or shower and can be easily collapsed and stored in a closet. The Japanese have a tradition of washing the body before entering the stationary soaker because often many family members will use the same water to soak.

Once I have placed my soaker into the shower stall, I make sure that the spigot and drain in the portable tub are closed, then I begin simply filling the tub from the shower head with hot water first, then cool it down by turning hot water off and adding just enough cool water so that I do not burn myself upon entering the soaker while it is still filling to the desired depth. The volume of one’s body will fill the portable tub and the water to the desired depth of your choosing, it is not filled full, therefore there is a wonderful water conservancy factor by using this type of tub with high walls!!!

I first turn off the shower head, shampoo my hair, then pull back the flexible tub and rinse my hair with water from the shower head, which drains directly into the shower tub and not into the soaker tub. I make sure I have a chop stick available to wrap and fasten my clean hair up on top of my head while I am soaking.

The design of the high walls of the Japanese portable tub that is pictured above (can be purchased through Amazon), allows the water to stay very comfortably warm for a longer time than the usual elongated porcelain bath tub.  My whole process is from one hour to one and one-half hours for a wonderfully relaxing soaking experience.

No one in my household utilizes my tub, it is my private luxury. I soak in it (I am 5′ 4″ and sit cross legged, but can also move around to different positions due to the flexibility of the heavy plastic portable tub). I use my finger nails to exfoliate my face and body while soaking.

If I want to warm the water, I release some of the water from the spigot, then add more hot water, and continue to enjoy the fabulous experience.

If the shower stall gets too much water from hair rinsing, I simply stand up and hold two of the inserted legs from the outside, and lift the portable tub until the excess water in the shower stall has been eliminated through the shower drain.

When I have finished soaking, I open both of the portable tub drains and lift the portable tub by two of the leg bars so that the water will drain down the shower drain. Another method is to bring up a couple of plastic buckets and dispose of the water as you wish.  It is simple to step out of of the tub by holding on to the shower walls. Once the portable tub is empty enough, it can then be turned on its side or upside down to eliminate the remainder of the water.

Simply collapse the portable tub and store in a closet for the next use.





Hidden Treasures Inner Wealth


Grateful life


Love austerity

Aum peace

The good


The life

The sacred


Quiet archetypal form



Infinite variety and multiplicity


Essence, heart, nature, messages

Fire sacrifice

Full understanding

Self realization

Restricted speech

Reined monkey mind

Reined hunger

Aware consciousness

Self knowledge

Full of devotion

Surrendered in faith

Experiences the infinite

Non suffering

Non sorrow

Non judgment

Non attached

Quantum self peace.

Creative Consciousness Expansion and Greater Understanding


Consciousness expansion is transcending fear, and embracing the confidence to study subjects you are told are evil. The hidden subjects that are to be sought out individually provide the techniques for expanding, broadening one’s perception and understanding of those things that can only be seen from within.



The joy of daily practice and self-mastery makes one’s life more worthwhile.

The journey from the astrological Aries sign (identity) is to transcend one’s vices, turning one’s being toward one’s strengths through self-transcendence (transcending one’s fears).


One transforms one’s self and life by expanding and broadening one’s perception about one’s capacities and capabilities to master and have strength over self-defeating thoughts that hold one back from making small daily constructive changes that make one feel better about oneself and one’s life.




Creativity: The Joy of Release and Transformation

moving butterfliesThe inevitable release from elementary school, university, graduate school, one career to a new career, one relationship to another, or choosing no relationship, and retiring from career to enter retirement all have a particular commonality. That commonality is the building upon what one has already accomplished.

Certainly, particularly when one is at one of these particular stages of life, no matter, we are all like the “ninja cat”, we’ll get creative, hopefully!!!!


Our situation will create the need for considerable increase in persistence and tenacity within the situation we’ve placed ourselves!

The issue throughout our lives is the resistance to change that we all face.  We all may want release from a particular circumstance, but we don’t know what it is or how it is that we can accomplish what it is that we think we want. This is where ingenuity enters our lives.

We’ll start testing various approaches:


Not focused or concentrated on which outcome we want, and eyes, not wide open, we reach out, and whatever comes to us we might think that, that is the only possibility!

One thing for sure is that the inevitable transformations, still have great and many potentials that we may not be aware of. This is where it is important to stay open to many possible potentials ahead of us, continuing to reach and test, hopefully with eyes wide open!!!


Remember, what we are concentrating on is regeneration, adding upon our tools and skills of life to make our lives more interesting, fulfilling and meaningful!!!

We’re all observing the possibilities and potentials of the transitions we find ourselves engaged in.  As we are engaging in various activities and experiences, we’re testing our own perceptions about our potential and possibilities to transition to, testing our capacity for personal persistence and tenacity.


What we are all called to do during the transformation of a stage of life to another stage of life is to give it a new form. Therein will rest our new purpose and meaning, how is it that we will fit into a particular scenario, and do we really want to fit in to it!!!!

Certainly transformation entails considerable difficulty, whether it be studying a particular discipline of fitting in, to become better at what it is that one wants to embrace, or cutting back and being more practical in one’s life in order that one can get more out of one’s life than one is presently experiencing. Certainly one will have a tendency to follow one’s propensities.

ninja cat

We come to see within ourselves a sense of a particular joy in this difficulty in creating the need for considerable increase in persistence and tenacity in what it is that we are engaged with, that will ultimately be the tool of our personal and situational tansformaton.