Kiso Hinoki Oke Cypress Wood Basin
Kiso Hinoki Oke Cypress Wood Basin - HAND-MADE IN THE PICTURESQUE TOWN OF KISO, NAGANO PREF.
Made completely in the traditional way, this high quality 'furo-Oke' or Japanese Bath Basin is made of real fragrant 'Kiso Sawara' Cypress Wood. This new series has the 'Onsen Mark' burned into the wood. These are the basins which are used both to pour hot water from the bath over one's self and also to rinse out your wash towel as you scrub. These are hand-made for us in the picturesque village of Kiso, nestled in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture.
Kiso is famous for its fine Hinoki and Sawara Cypress wood and most of the finest bath accessories come from this tiny village. Hinoki and Sawara Cypress are waterproof and resistant to rot and give off the most wonderful fragrance when wet. The oils in the sap are said to be excellent for the skin.
Traditionally, this wood was used to make the bath tub itself but these are considered an extravagant luxury now as they are extremely expensive. These solid wooden basins are of the exact same type used at many fine Hot Spring 'Onsen' resorts all over Japan.
Beautifully made by expert craftsmen, they will last for many years.
They measures: 9" or 22.5 cm across and are 4½" or 11.5 cm deep. Solid Kiso Sawara, they are precisely fitted and bound with two real copper bands. Perfect to bring the essence of the Japanese Bath into your home - Great for Home Spas!
Nice gift for Japanese Bath lovers.