Traditional Wooden Japanese Tub Idea
Japanese soaking bathtubs are quite different from Western-style tubs. One of their most important characteristics is the fact that they have a deeper construction. Also, the sides are usually square instead of being sloped like the tubs we use today. The Japanese tubs are meant for relaxing and warming oneself and not usually for washing. Top of the range models feature a re-circulation system which filters and re-heats the water. These deep-soaking tubs are often shorter than the usual models but, because they don’t have the low construction of Western-style tubs, they are still very relaxing and comfortable. Japanese tubs are also known as ofuros. They can be square or rectangular and are typically crafted of wood. Traditionally, the wood of choice is hinoki but other more durable options can also be used.