we have been featured on this blog!
Feel free to check out~
Our friends ryokan in central Italy -wabisabiculture – have been featured in a weekend very popular container TV program!
For the streaming video refer to the link below:
For the intro about Wabisabi Culture fastforward the timeline until min. 21:50
First of all thanks again to the architect who commissioned us this hinoki bathtub, and congratulations for his superb architectural design quality!
I feel that the rough and natural feeling of the knotty wood complements perfectly the classy shine of the glass mosaic walls.
His work was featured in Interior Design Magazine, I recommend to see also the picture gallery for a full overview of the house.
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.
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
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.)
After the wall is finished, the tub is placed.
Note the cuts in the ledge to drain the water accumulating on the ledge.
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…
Copyright of the picture by Four Seasons Resort.
Copyright of the picture by Zimbio
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.
Dear friends concerned about the 3/11 quake in japan, let me share with you a webpage.
It is called Northeastern Pacific Ocean Earthquake Reconstruction Project – Support page
But I especially like the section called Murmurs, messages, words. which is constantly updated on the top page.
It collects testimonies, messages of encouragements sent by tweeter or other instant messaging services. They are words of hope and heartwarming short poems, tiny but real gems in the mud of the tsunami.
here is the link: http://fukkououen.web.fc2.com/tweet_top.html
Let me translate a few:
Here are some pictures of a tub installed in a private residence near Osaka.
It is actually a new building designed by Torrini.
The bathroom has no-slip warm-touch gres tiles produced by INAX.
The ledge is in marble and the wall upper section is finished in hinoki wainscoting.
Perfect for contemplating the sea-view from the window!