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ofuro for Massachussets

We dealt directly with the contractor for this project.
The ofuro will be installed in a niche, under a window.
As you can see towards the bottom of the page, we prepared a ledge to act as a filler and allow the tub to fit perfectly in the niche. The depth of the filler will need to be adjusted on site (with an electric plane or saw + plane) so we made it slightly larger.
The joints are made in such a way that water does not penetrate the joints.

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Hinoki wood tub AB grade (quarter sawn)
Dimensions are: L1220mm x W760mm x H760mm (ext. dim.) 630mm (deep) .
The bottom of the tub is finished with a copper apron and the joints are realized with copper plates.
We also provided a custom cover and wooden spout.

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The view from the back side. The dormers/feet are higher than usual, as per client`s request!



The ledge can be shimmed on site to match perfectly the sloped floor.

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spherical drain plug!

Yes, by popular demand we can now supply a spherical drain plug!
It is cool and can plug the drain socket in direction.
It should fit your 40A type drain fitting.

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The ball is in durable chemical rubber: after many years it may shrink slightly but will not ovalize.
The chain and ring are in stainless steel.
(as of 3.1.2014 there was a price increase from the maker.)

The price is:
9,000 JPY as an option for a new tub

or, in case you want to purchase the plug only, refer to the prices below and contact us by email.

(prices inclusive of packaging, EMS shipping charges and paypal transfer fee)
Asia: 11,400 JPY
Oceania, America: 12,000. JPY
EU: 12,200. JPY
South America, Africa: 12,400. JPY

installation of a hinoki tub in Tokyo

Here are some pictures of a hinoki tub installed in a house in Tokyo.
Note that the ledge contains the recirculation system valve (we DO NOT provide the system itself. In Japan most of the home use hot water heaters are equipped with this option.)

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After the wall is finished, the tub is placed.

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Note the cuts in the ledge to drain the water accumulating on the ledge.

hinoki slanted bathtubs in resort hotel

Few years ago we shipped a tub to Hawaii.
I remembered they were planning to finish the area around the tub with river stones.
Yesterday, a client was looking for a similar solution, so I tried to check the homepage to see if they had a picture of the tub installed.

And yes, there it is…

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Copyright of the picture by Four Seasons Resort.


You can find another idea of a tub buried in river stones here:

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Copyright of the picture by Zimbio

Stretch your legs outlet tub – sold out –

sorry, sold out!

Following the positive response we received for of our last outlet tub “Warm shoulders”, we decided to build a similar tub, just a little longer and wider.
This tub is slightly shallower than the previous one, anyway given it is longer and you can extend your legs it is perfect for enjoying a deep soak bath.

By saving some material on the tub depth, we are able to offer a larger tub than the previous one — at the same price !!! (*^_^*)

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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: L1350mm x W800mm x H590mm (external
dimensions) 505mm(depth)
quality: knotless natural Asnaro bathtub.

1) AB grade tub (quarter sawn) : 360,000. JPY
2) Packaging: 1550x1000x800 wood box: 40,000. 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.

ofuro for a tribeca loft

In this case all the details were discussed with a local interior designer. They considered different options but eventually returned to the first idea: a simple, minimalist box with elegant golden-ratio proportion. The material is of course hinoki: noble, delicate and pure.

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Hinoki wood tub AB grade (quarter sawn)
Dimensions are: L1100mm x W700mm x H690mm (ext. dim.) 600mm (deep) .
The bottom of the tub is finished with a copper apron and the joints are realized with wooden dowels.
We also provided a custom bench, only 254mm deep to perfectly fit the bathroom space.

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The side view is even more elegant!

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The pristine interior. It looks even more welcoming when the tub is filled with steamy hot water…!

Full ofuro set for switzerland

Like in a typical japanese onsen (hot spring), on one side are the showers/faucets to wash the body before entering the soaking tub.
Once installed, this will really look like an original japanese setting with a view of the swiss alps!

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Hinoki wood tub K grade (knotty) w/2 internal seats
Dimensions are: L1500mm x W1500mm x H680mm (ext. dim.) 600mm (deep) –
The bottom of the tub is finished with a copper apron and the joints are realized with wooden dowels.
Accessories include a wall mounted spout, a traditional cover, a large duckboard and stools/buckets

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The two benches can seat at least 2 people for each side!

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detail of the wooden spout. The lid is openable for maintenance and cleaning

asnaro and hinoki

What is the difference between asnaro and hinoki wood?

* hinoki: white/pinkish, with a delicate lemon scented aroma. more expensive. more delicate (because it is lighter). Japanese are crazy for hinoki because of its “pure” image.

* asnaro: nice honey color. It has a stronger forest aroma. 20% cheaper than hinoki. Easier to maintain (because is slightly tanned and because contains more hinokitiol oil). Popular for export for its color and cost-performance.

Please refer also to our hottub product page

outlet tubs

Are your outlet tubs new or second hand?

Our outlet tubs are brand new, spotless tubs that were wrapped in poliethilene sheet from the very day they were completed.

An outlet tub is about 20% cheaper of a custom order tub with the same size/material.
This does not mean in any way that those tubs are faulty or old.

Most of our outlet tubs originate from 2 cases:

1) The tub was custom ordered and the client either canceled the order or asked for a size/shape modification that required a new start.

2) The tub is made optimizing some material we have in stock, in most cases left over from a larger job. We can define the sizes of the tub based on the length of the material we have – minimizing the loss – as opposed as cutting longer planks as we have to do for a custom order tub.
Secondly, we produce sizes easy to build, in most cases with a width around 75cm to minimize the necessity of a top frame border.
Lastly, we can work on a free schedule, between one job and the other.

This are the only reasons our outlet tubs are affordable and the core concept of our double-smile system: you are happy, we are happy too …!

ofuro installed in Australia

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This is a beautiful picture of a tub we made a couple of years ago.
The scenery from the window is breathtaking!
Also, the owner collected with patience and refined taste many other japanese items (we helped with supplying the lighting fixtures and door knobs) to create an authentic interior.

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