I am a Hinoki Bath Bucket. Rub-a-dub-dub, a new addition for your tub!
Whenever we travel to Japan, there are customs that we need to get acquainted to. They are just so different from our day-to-day routines in New York. One such custom is the Japanese way of bathing. The traditional bathtub is made out of hinoki wood and is much deeper than what we’re used to. It’s meant for a soak instead of a quick shower. Although these tubs have been adapted to modern times with new materials and sizes, the overall concept of bathing in Japan remains the same. It’s a time to relax, unwind, and treat cleansing the body like a ritual with the proper equipment. A ‘bath bucket’ for instance is used to rinse the body after scrubbing. Usually made of hinoki wood like this bath bucket by Kiso, they are mildew resistant and can get wet for that reason. If not to use in the bath, the bucket with its glimmering copper rings would also be a beautiful caddy for storing soap and shampoo. We love the idea of making the bath experience as ceremonious as other Japanese activities like arranging flowers in the Ikebana manner, having tea or something as simple as preparing slow brewed pour-over coffee. In many ways, bathing can be executed with the same amount of mindfulness, and this bath bucket helps add to the experience.
Hinoki Bath Stool was curated by Stevenson Aung
Maker: Kiso Labo
Dimensions: 9.1” (w) x 9.1” (l) x 4.0” (h) or 232mm (w) x 232mm (l) x 102mm (h)
Weight: 12 oz or 340 g
Materials: Hinoki Cypress, Copper
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