The first ever issue of HAMAM published, with a very limited number remaining.
This issue of HAMAM — Dedication — is exactly that: a dedication to those unconventional spirits out there with open hearts, creative minds, and big ideas. We explore bathing in a myriad of ways, whether it’s a local swimming association in Palau or a historic look at the Turkish bath in the British Isles. The perfect accompaniment to your next bathing experience.
Plunge into stories including a how-to Korean scrub and the poetic etymology of toto-no-tta. Peer into a scene in a Russian banya near Berkeley or take in a photo story of the Japanese bath by acclaimed photographer Mark Edward Harris. All of this, and much more.
Each story features illustrations, artwork, or photography. Every issue is 112 pages, printed on Munken Print White and UPM Finesse silk in Istanbul, Turkey, and available to be shipped worldwide. A limited number of each issue printed.
In This Issue
Recipes & Remedies: The Korean Scrub
La Gata y Sr. Lizard: a short story
A Bath Swallowed by a Volcano
A conversation with James Mortimer
The Way of the Japanese Bath
Mark Edward Harris
The East in the West: Victorian Turkish Baths in the British Isles
A conversation with Tad Fettig
An excerpt from Adventures in Consciousness
Strokes & Bubbles: Palau Swimming Association
Holding Space in High Desert
Photos by Trent David Bailey
Poems by David Mason
Urban Bathing Raumlabor
By Şebnem Şoher
Another City Another Sauna
A Saunatarian memoir by Jack Tsonis
In No Time
A short story by Rob Bailey
Meet the artist: Don Pocella