When Japan’s kitchen was an art gallery: How the country’s first home-grown soap dispensers came to be

In the early 1900s, a Japanese inventor named Mitsunari Chiba was trying to create an alternative to the soap-making machinery of Japan’s factories.He named the machines after a water source, which was supposed to clean the soap.The soap came out in large, fluffy balls, and when people used it, they would wash their hands, said […]