They are the world's lovers of the bath, whether it be a hot spring, a metal cauldron, a fragrant wooden bath or a compact tub in the home. An ancient ritual that washes away the cares of the world.

'...only on a Spring evening, with my body softly enveloped in clouds of steam from a hot bath, can I feel that I belong to a bygone age"
Soseki Natsume, 'Kusamakura', 1906

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cedar baths

Custom-made cedar baths are made in Australia from 40mm select and clear air-dried
western red cedar. They are rectangular up to 1350/1200mm in length, 770mm in width and
650mm in depth (external measurements). The walls are vertical, the floor is flat, they
have square corners and can feature a removable backrest and a two-part lid.
Maintenance is minimal and freestanding is ideal.

Further information

Additional information on request

 

   
   
 
tools

hinoki

The traditional ‘hinoki’ Japanese baths can be purchased direct from Hinokisoken Co. Ltd, in Gifu-Ken, Japan.  They are custom-made to virtually any shape and size with the penultimate workmanship from the traditional Japanese woods including ‘Kiso-hinoki’ and ‘Aomori-hiba’. Contact Ken Fujii  by email in the first instance. English is spoken and written fluently. The integrity of Hinokisoken is beyond question and the craftsmen deserve ‘National Treasure’ status.

www.hinokisoken.jp       fujii@hinokisoken.jp
Catalogue 1: http://www.hinokisoken.jp/html_catalog/1432avn/index.html
Catalogue 2: http://www.hinokisoken.jp/html_catalog/2984buf/index.html
Further details on 'contact' page

An Hinoki bath made by Hinokisoken Co. Ltd can be viewed at the Balmain Ryokan in Sydney (by arrangement) or reservations arranged for a long quiet 'soak' etc. at  www.ryokangojyuan.com.     (Phone 61 2 9810 3219).
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The Japanese Bath Company

PO Box 153
Gembrook, Vic., 3783
Australia
61 3 5968 1706

info@japanesebath.com.au


Hinokisoken Co., Ltd
305-15 Sakashita, Nakatsugawa-City
Gifu-Pref, 509-9232, Japan
T: 81 573 75 5400  F: 81 573 75 4771
www.hinokisoken.jp 
[ English/Japanese ]
fujii@hinokisoken.jp
  [ English]

Texts:
‘The Way of the Japanese Bath’, M. Harris
’Undesigning the Bath’, L. Koren
‘Pleasures of the Japanese Bath’, Grilli & Levy
‘The Japanese Bath’, Yamamoto & Smith
‘How to Take a Japanese Bath’, L. Koren
‘Getting Wet: Adventures…’, E. Talmadge


The Japanese Bath Company was established in Australia
in 1997. All the products are individually made by
craftsmen in Australia. Their health and safety is assured.

© The Japanese Bath Company


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