This little stool was crafted from Japanese cypress (hinoki) and is used as a bathing stool at ryokans, onsens and hot springs. Hinoki wood is naturally antibacterial and renowned for its strength and calming woody aroma.
W30 x D18 x H25cm
Made in Nakatsugawa City, Gifu Prefecture
Chamaecyparis obtusa (Japanese cypress, hinoki 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
Hand made in Gifu, Japan these special pieces are all crafted for inns and hotels around the country. Using premium materials, they are designed for both functionality and form.