Outlet tubs

sawara cypress kakuburo

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As simple as mentioned in the title, this is a rare example of box-shaped ofuro made with sawara cypress.

We had a batch of wide planks sawara wood and felt it is a waste splitting them and using as material for barrel type tubs (which require narrower planks).

Because we do not have examples of rectangular ofuros made with this material (and therefore no requests), the only way for us to use this beautiful lumber was to make an outlet tub. And here it is!

The tub is very deep and even people with a large body can lay inside with the hot water up to the shoulders…!

Sawara has a nice cherrywood like orangeish color and is very aromatic. So for those who think that hinoki is too “pale”… this is an unmissable occasion! And the price is very reasonable too!
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Here are the specs:

sizes: L1200mm x W700mm x H745mm (external dimensions) 640mm(depth)
material: knotless natural Sawara wood
drawing: sawara-kakuburo-outlet-sketch


quotation:
1) AB grade tub (quartersawn) : 415,000. JPY
2) Packaging: 140x90x95cm plywood box: 38,000. JPY
3) transportation: to be quoted
(please let us know your exact address: we will provide a quotation before you purchase the tub)
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half-kamachi outlet tub

sorry, sold out!
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Asnaro is very aromatic and its “forest scent” perfectly matches the spring-time atmosphere.
We had just the right lot so we decided to make a new outlet tub.
This tub is not only new, it has a new design – and I am sure it will become a classic!
It did not happen on the design table, it was just when we were picking up the material to laminate the sides we noticed we were just a little short. Of course we could re-assort the planks to compose a different size but playing with the lumber that was there we had an inspiration.

I am almost sure that the asnaro aroma kind of made this idea sprung from Nobuhiro`s mind.

He said: why don`t we apply a kamachi (top frame border) only on the short sides?
This makes the corners flush when you look at it from the top, additionally it makes it easy to lift the tub (like a handle) from the head and feet side.

From now on, I will call it “half-kamachi detail” until I come up with a better term.

This springy, fresh design outlet tub is made with straight grain asnaro-hiba.
Details as here below:
L1150mm x W750mm x H675mm (external dimensions) 580mm(depth) knotless natural Asnaro wood bathtub.

1) AB grade tub (quatersawn) : 410,000. JPY
2) Packaging: 135x95x88cm plywood box: 36,000. JPY
3) transportation: to be quoted (please let us know your exact address: we will provide a quotation before you purchase the tub)
Please check the drawing here for the detailed dimensions: outlet170421

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This tub does not have a “back side”. It has the copper apron on both sides so we can apply the iron brand on whichever side – if you want. About the short side, you can see what I was meaning by saying that the “half-kamachi” can be used as a handle to grab and lift the tub.

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The immaculate interior of the tub!

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And this is the “half -kamachi” seen from the top. It makes the forner look flush (L-shaped)

If you like this tub, I recommend to contact us soon. I am sure it will not last!

3 hinoki tubs (one by one)

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A commercial client just ordered these 3 stunning hinoki tubs.
But just while we were doing the last finishing touches, the client contacted us saying that they are changing the layout and will need larger tubs (1800 x 1200mm)

So they asked us to put the tubs in the outlet corner on their behalf.
The price was already very competitive as this was a three units order… on top of this the client is willing to offer a huge discount! Please scroll the post to the bottom to see the details.

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Here below are the specs/price conditions.

Also, check the dimensioned drawings here: hb160725-outlet-with-spout

Japanese Hinoki B grade bathtub (quartersawn, small knots)
L1500mm x W800 x H650mm (ext. dim.) 552mm(deep) –
wooden dowels, copper apron, iron brand at top-right corner
price: ¥680,000 per unit
discount: 20%
OUTLET PRICE: 544,000 JPY
(for a 1500×800 tub in straight hinoki! This is probably the best deal ever in this outlet corner…)

Other costs:
* bank transfer fee: 6,500 JPY (unless you give instructions to your bank to PAY IN FULL)
* Packaging: 1700x1000x850mm plywood box 45,000 JPY
* Shipping fee (please let me know your precise address for the quotation)

You can also customize the order (add internal seat/cover/accessories etc.)

You can order just one or 2,3 tubs if you want!

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Also, the client cancelled also 1 (one) floor mounted spout type “E” (sorry, sold out!)

price: ¥150,000 per unit
discount: 20%
OUTLET PRICE: 120,000 JPY
(this is a Bartok standard item, and it is discounted! You can also pair it with your preferred custom size tub!)

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If interested, contact me promptly at japan*at*bartokdesign.com or by phone to +81-90-8205-1200.


You are not familiar with “B-grade”? It stands for wood with small knots. About aroma or durability there is no difference with Hinoki AB grade. The main difference is aesthetic. See some pictures here below.

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hisashiburi outlet tub – sold out!

sorry, sold out!
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In japan we say “o-hisashiburi” when we meet after a long time.
It has been more than a year we did not make tubs for the outlet corner so this naming seemed a nice fit…

It is a straight grain hinoki tub, please find the details here below:
L1200mm x W760mm x H725mm (external dimensions) 630mm(depth) semi-knotless (small knots on the back side) natural Hinoki wood bathtub.

1) AB grade tub (quatersawn) : 540,000. JPY
2) Packaging: 1400x960x930 plywood box: 39,000. JPY
3) transportation: to be quoted (please let us know your exact address: we will provide a quotation before you purchase the tub)
Please check the drawing here for the detailed dimensions: outlet160519

Here are 2 features:
* It is quite deep so you can have the hot water up to your shoulders
* The material we used is very aromatic so even when not in use you can enjoy the nice aroma!

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outlet round tub – sold out!

sorry, sold out!

This gorgeous barrel type tub was ordered by an architecture office.
Apparently the project was modified and they will have to reorder another tub with different dimensions.
For this reason, the client asked me to place the tub in the outlet corner at a discounted price. The tub is brand new, unused and ready for shipment!

The price is 450,000 JPY including the plywood box used for the freight.
Shipment cost is excluded and depends on the location.
Indicatively, air shipment to europe will be around 160,000 JPY.

But let`s go back to this very stilish yet primitive and powerful barrel type tub.
Here are the specs:
material: japanese Knotless hinoki wood round shape bathtub
sizes: diam 900mm x H740mm (int. depth 630mm)
details: stainless steel band. Iron brand at front center

The iron brand will be applied before shipment as the combined effect of the “burn” of the iron brand and the concentrated hinoki aromatic atmosphere inside the cellophane wrap may cause the wood around the brand to blur.

New Year Outlet bathub – sold out!

sorry, sold out!

On the last day at work in this 2014, the carpenter completed this regular size asnaro bathtub. It is a very busy period but by popular demand we were working on this outlet tub and here it is! our New Year present to all japanese bathtubs fans!

The pictures are here below, but I regret we do not have a method to convey you the smell!
May be because of the dry season, but I feel this asnaro lot is particularly aromatic and could feel it even outside of the warehouse!

The tub specs are as follows:
* material: knotless natural Asnaro wood bathtub (AB grade tub / quatersawn)
* sizes: L1350mm x W750mm x H675mm (external dimensions) 570mm(depth)

Of course the tub is brand new and after taking the pictures it has been wrapped in clear polyethylene sheet.

Find here the drawing (pdf file) >>> outlet141227.pdf

Here is the cost breakdown:

  1. Tub: 415,000. JPY
  2. Packaging: 1550x950x880 plywood box: 41,000. JPY
  3. Pick up and delivery to Tokyo port: 13,000 JPY
  4. Shipping: please let me know your exact address so we can provide an official quotation for your consideration.

That`s all for now. Happy New Year!

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:

“kadomaru” nostalgic hottub

We decided to replicate a wooden tub that was the standard in every japanese household before the WWII.
It is compact and reasonably priced.
High quality japanese handicraft, solid and durable. We use 100% japanese sawara wood.
The straps are in stainless steel.
Options such as overflow cut are available (about 6,000 JPY extra)
(see an example here: 7-custom_ofuro/happy-end_in_switzerland.php )

Here below are the details:

H740mm (external dimensions) 630mm(deep) natural
japanese Knotless Sawara “Oke” bathtub with covers:
(see also enclosed sketch)

1a) L930mm x W630mm : 235,000. JPY
-or-
1b) L850mm x W630mm : 212,000. JPY
2) Packaging (reinforced cardboard box): 17,000. JPY
3) Paypal commission: 7,000. JPY
4) Pick up and delivery to Tokyo port or Narita air port: 5,000 JPY
5) Shipping: please let us know your exact address for the estimate.

If you are making arrangements yourself for the shipping, you can purchase it in one-click! – Otherwise contact us by email for other payment/shipping options.
(Note that if you use ocean freight, a plywood crate will become necessary ->

-33% off hinoki tub waiting for you in London… or NY (sold out!)

sorry, sold out!

A client from the UK purchased from us this beautiful type tub.
Unfortunately, there was a mistake in coordinating the sizes and the tub could not be installed.

The cost of the tub inclusive of shipping charge to London was 9,000 GBP.
The owner is willing to sell it for 6,000 GBP to any japanese bathtub lover based in the UK or Europe.
The 6,000 GBP (6,900 EUR) is for the tub, boxed to be picked up in London (transport to your site is not included)

Sizes are:
L1480mm x W1270mm x H550 mm (ext. dim.) 440mm (deep)
The depth matches a wester style tub and is safe to be used by children.

Meterial in Kiso Hinoki AB grade.

Conditions are: brand new, never used or installed.


If you are interested please contact us at: japan@bartokdesign.com so we can put you in communication with the seller.

perfumed asnaro from the attic – outled tub (sold out!)

sorry, sold out!

A grumpy elder lumberyard of our network, finally decided to part from a vintage lot of asnaro wood he is guarding for some 30 years.
The wood is perfectly dry so there is no worry of cracking.
The cut is a plank cut, which is rare for asnaro. Plank cut shows well the pattern of the wood veins and probably it was originally sawn to make tables or maybe even “tokonoma” (the floor plank used in the niche of a tatami room which is used to display flowers or precious ornaments)

To use fully the planks width we built a tub some 90mm deeper than the average.

Here are the details:
size: L1300mm x W750mm x H685mm (external dimensions) 590mm(depth)
quality: itame (plank-cut) asnaro wood

  1. AB grade tub (itame cut) : 415,000. JPY
  2. Packaging: 1500x950x890 plywood box: 39,000. 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 the information to our bank account in Japan.

Click here: (outlet130620.pdf) to download it in acrobat format.

The wood itself is vintage, dry and aromatic.
We recommend to enjoy it with a 1997 Harlan Estate Bordeaux bottle and 2 glasses…

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