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A cross between a public bath and a brothel found in Japan. The customer enters and selects his choice of scantily clad woman from the front, who accompanies him to a private room. After some preparation, she covers him in soap and washes him off. She may also perform other "services", depending upon the nature of the place and how much he pays her.

Apparently, the term soapland only came into being after the establishments' previous generic name, Turkish Bath, was discontinued due to persistent complaints from the Turkish consulate that the term was insulting to the Turk's reputedly non-sexual bathing habits.

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