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!
Here are the specs:
sizes: L1200mm x W700mm x H745mm (external dimensions) 640mm(depth)
material: knotless natural Sawara wood
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)