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Dark Hinoki Washbowl


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This type of wooden bowl is originally found in Japanese bath houses, onsens, ryokans and hot springs. One must sit on a cypress stool and cleanse themselves with water in a wash bowl before you can enter the springs.


Chamaecyparis obtusa (Japanese cypresshinoki cypress or hinoki; Japanese: 檜 or 桧 hinoki) is a species of cypress native to central Japan in East Asia. For centuries Chamaecyparis Obtusa, known as Hinoki has been praised for its countless and precious uses: from building of ancient Japanese temples and shrines to its therapeutic aroma that helps to achieve a peaceful state of mind, sterilization and many other benefits.


You can use this bowl for washing, storage or on display. The steel work adds to the durability and style, while the pale coloured timber will add light and calmness to a room.


Naturally antibacterial

Made in Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture



Gifu Prefecture, Japan

Gifu is located approximately in the centre of the country, and therefore has been the site of many historical moments such as battles and trade. Gifu was also once known as the centre for sword-making and is now renown for it's pottery and crafts.

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