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using a wooden tub outdoors

Would it be okay to place a tub outdoors with its top at the level of the deck and its bottom resting on a concrete or stone slab?
We have termites in our area which is one block from the beach and thus fairly humid as well. Should we therefore use the Asnaro wood? When it’s wet, does Asnaro also have the pleasant aroma like Hinoki?

Yes, wooden tubs can be used outside but some precautions must be taken to protect it from direct sunlight and dryness.
There is no problem as long as the tub is protected with a cover from direct sunlight while it is empty. A soft spa thermal cover would improve also the situation in winter and prevent the risk of cracks caused by sudden drops in temperature.
For the termites, there should be no problem, you should build it into the deck in such a way that air can circulate around.
Asnaro has a nice and relaxing aroma as well, actually more intense than hinoki.

Testimonial from Switzerland-3

(Following the request for installed tubs pictures for a TV program. Tub shipped may/2008)
Nice to hear from you ! And congratulation on this nice opportunity for you to show your product!
We have been indeed enjoying hot baths… actually nearly everyday in Winter!!!
Attached is a picture of our daughter and her friends… It was during her last birthday (pyjama) party. Not quite a standard use of the Bathtub… but they had a lot of fun taking their bath together!
/from Switzerland
ofuro party

A Famous … knotty hinoki outlet tub (sold out!)

sorry, sold out!

This tub is … FAMOUS! Why? We will let you know the reason on 2/10…
We had a beautiful lot of natural dry knotty hinoki: optimizing the material available, we could build a well proportioned, with some extra depth for a relaxing bath with warm water up to the chin!

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Of course also this is spotless and brand new. We can offer at a discount price because we used material we had in stock without loss.

Here are the details:
size: L1400mm x W800mm x H690mm (external
dimensions) 640mm(depth)
quality: knotty natural Hinoki bathtub.

1) K grade tub (knotty cut) : 425,000. JPY
2) Packaging: 1600x1000x900 plywood box: 45,000. JPY
3) Pick up and delivery to Tokyo port or Narita air port: 10,000 JPY
For the payment, we accept Credit cards thru PAYPAL or contact us for wire transfer information to our bank account in Japan.

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The tub has a minimalist design, is equipped with a copper apron and the joints are finished with wooden dowels.

Click here: (hot tub drawing) to download it in acrobat format.

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interior of the tub.

Testimonial from miss O.

(Following the request for installed tubs pictures for a TV program. Tub shipped oct/2010)
Dear Iacopo Torrini,
I am still very happy with the tub! I use it every week and
especially in wintertime like now it serves us very good. All pleasure 😉
miss O. from S.
wooden ofuro

Testimonial from Switzerland-1

(Following the request for installed tubs pictures for a TV program. Tub shipped apr/2008)

mj-tub-01.jpg Hello
What an excellent recognition for what we consider to be one of Japan’s great products!
We would be happy to have the photo done with us in our tub with water in it. Attached is an old photo with the tub partially full showing a bit of the bath house
As you may recall, our Hinoki tub is inside our Japanese bathhouse, which is all made with Japanese cedar wood also imported from Japan…and looks out on our Japanese garden…
With kind regards
MJ from Switzerland
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Testimonial from New Zealand

(Following the request for installed tubs pictures for a TV program. Tub shipped may/2010)
Dear Iacopo,
Here it is the picture of us enjoying the bath in early morning. No steam, as I have to keep the door open so the camera doesn’t get foggy !
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We are enjoying our bath very much end everyone who see it admires your wonderful work, thank you . We live in a farm , in the mountains on the back of ***, and , in the winter we can see the snow from our bath window, as well as the trees we planted around. By the way , I have planted a couple of hectareas of Japanese cyprus, the same variety used in Japan. I hope my daughter one day can make her own bath from them ! ( we plant forest for the carbon credits scheme )
I wish you and your family a new year full of beautiful bathtubs all around the world !
Best regards,
JC from New Zealand

Testimonial from California

(Following the request for installed tubs pictures for a TV program. Tub shipped feb/2008)

gk-california-01.jpg Happy to help. We have enjoyed our bathtub tremendously.
Attached are 4 photos for your use. We give you complete rights to use these images as you see fit.

Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.
Best wishes,

G&K from California

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