Walnut Grove shows a bit of historic Japan
Miyazaki Bathhouse, Walnut Grove. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)
WALNUT GROVE — For Eugene Phillips, the path to owning a Japanese bathhouse began well over a decade ago with Burning Man – that self-expresive art festival that takes place in late August in the middle of the Nevada desert.
On the way home to the Bay Area, he didn't want to follow any major roads, and since he'd never been down Highway 160, Phillips, 62, who does Victorian restoration, made that fateful turn leading him to bathhouse ownership in Walnut Grove's Japantown.