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instant ofuro on Indiegogo

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Well, this is a preview, but it is official:
I will launch a new product on indiegogo.com at the end of the august.
This is one of the reason I am naked (from the waist up) in the middle of a forest.

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The product will be a special …….. and it will come together with these cute hinoki aroma balls and kimono fabric pouch.
If you want to know the details, please subscribe to our news letter, on the right side of this very post.
I`ll be in touch!
iacopo

movie star ofuro – sold out!

sorry, sold out!

This ofuro was used for the video we made for our Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign.
See here for more details: http://www.igg.me/at/pocket-onsen

I spent inside some 30 minutes (no water of course) and I can say it was so comfortable and energizing at the same time that it was sad to get out…
BTW, I am 175cm and sitting with my back straight I could keep straighten my legs.
A perfect fit. It`s like returning to the womb… Yes, I am serious!

Anyway, here are the details:
size: L1230mm x W750mm x H660mm (external dimensions) 555mm(depth)
quality: knotty natural Hinoki wood bathtub.

  1. K grade tub (knotty cut) : 360,000. JPY
  2. Packaging: 1430x950x860 wood box: 38,000. JPY
  3. Pick up and delivery to Tokyo port: 13,000 JPY
  4. Transportation: to be quoted

All the knots are either sealed or replaced by a wooden dowel.

front side:

For the payment, we accept Credit cards thru PAYPAL or contact us for wire transfer the information to our bank account in Japan.

Click here: (outlet140707.pdf) to download a dimensional drawing in acrobat format.

back-side:

inside:

a complex bathtub for california

The order was coordinated by a skilled architect.
It is always stimulating and challenging to work with designers.
In this case they wanted to achieve a sleek cantilevered bench in front of the tub, in a U shape. The details were very refined, some too much for my down-to-earth compliance-minded grumpy carpenter…
Anyway we could find a satisfactory solution for all the parts and the tub/options will be beautiful and durable at the same time.

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The tub has a wide top ledge and an apron. We prepared the blocking so that the apron planks can be mounted on site to match perfectly the tilework

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From the picture it is difficult to explain, but the bench board thickness will cover exactly the horizontal joint of the apron planks

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The back of the tub will be inset in the masonry ledge

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Inside the tub is a removable bench

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Some of the over 30 parts cut to size to build the bench in front and to the left of the tub.
Project specs:
* japanese Knotless (quartersawn) Hinoki wood bathtub
* L1680mm x W1225mm x H762mm (ext. dim.) 648mm(deep)
* L-shape corner , no top frame (t47mm planks) – flat bottom

ofuro for the south of France

It was particularly pleasant to deal with our client this time.
His questions were binary and the decision process was complex but progressive.
It took just 20 days for deciding the details, producing, confirming and getting the tub to the customs.

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material: Knotless Hinoki cypress wood
L900mm x W720mm x H720mm (ext. dim.) 610mm(deep)
glass coating @ apron, wooden dowels. Iron brand at top-right
The drain plug is replaced with a spherical type one.

accessories include:
* Hinoki wood traditional cover 740x225x18 (4pcs)
* Asnaro wood stool (330x220x300H)
* Sawara wood ladle with handle (180D 290H)

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Since the tub is going to a location far from Paris, the local shipping cost was quite expensive. I thought it would be nice to arrange a kind of “collective shipment” for all people on the Cote d`Azur interested in owning a japanese ofuro…

si quelqu’un est intéressé s’il vous plaît laissez-moi savoir!

cover for acrylic bathtub

We received the request from a japan lover who previously purchased from us some bath accessories to produce a cover to match his acrylic bathtub.

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The client supplied us a paper template and we could produce the matching tub split in 3 sections.

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The cover can be flipped over and used as a bench.

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japanese lumber for a beautiful home

Some of the material used for the doors and furniture of this house is japanese hinoki.
The house is really stunning beautiful, poetic and minimalist.
Enjoy the photos!

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reference from switzerland

Dear Iacopo
The bathtub is very beautiful (wonderful craftsmanship!) and we enjoyed a fantastic first bath yesterday evening.
The feedback from the carpenter: very nice selection of planks!
All the best from Japanese heaven
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hinoki walk in closet

Here are two pictures of the walk in closet that a client made with hinoki lumber.
The style of the house is stunning modern with a special sensibility for the texture and feel of the materials. The soft touch and warmth of wood complements perfectly the “beton brut” poetry of the exposed concrete walls.

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Of course, the use of hinoki wood is also functional to preserving the clothes from insects and the insurgence of mold / smell.

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foot bath

Here are two models of foot bath in japanese wood:

ROUND TYPE

foot bath

Sawara wood foot bath
(430x270H)
(d=16 7/8″ h=10 5/8″)
BOX TYPE

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quality: hinoki knotless wood (AB grade)
size: 1200x400xH350mm (depth 217mm)
price: 250,000 JPY + transportation cost (please enquire)
Also do not hesitate to contact us for custom sizes.

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thoughtful ofuro for australia

This client contacted us 2 years ago. He was concerned about wood imports to australia and he wanted to visit our warehouse on his next business trip to japan.
In the past he lived in japan so his japanese is very fluent and much more proper than mine, despite I have been here for 16 years now…
Anyway he come with his wife and saw the ofuros and the material live.
Than, as planned precisely 21 months after, as planned they mailed their order confirmation. What is more satisfactory than seeing every piece fitting in thoroughly conceived plan?

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material: Knotless Hinoki cypress wood
L1300mm x W800mm x H630mm (ext. dim.) 550mm(deep)
copper apron, wooden dowels. Iron brand at front top-right
option: over flow top cut

accessories include:
* Hinoki wood traditional cover 820x217x18 (6pcs)
* Asnaro wood stool (330x220x300H)
* Sawara wood small bucket (170D 300H)
* Sawara wood large bucket(230D 120H)
* Asnaro wood soap box (175x115x48H)

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A note for australians: yes, the customs are quite picky with the crate specs and required documentation about the wood used for the tub.
Anyway our forwarder knows their job and we provide the necessary paperwork so you do not have to worry about it.

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