Hinoki Bath Buckets
Hinoki bath buckets are used to scoop hot water and pour it over the body to wash away soap before soaking in a warm bath. Hinoki (Japanese cypress) is resistant to mold from water, and its refreshing aroma when wet is sure to enhance your daily bath routine.
Bucket with handle: 6.7'' D x 9.5'' H
Umezawa bucket: 9.1'' D x 4'' H
Made in Nagano, Japan by Kiso Lifestyle Labo. Kiso Hinoki is made from cypress grown in the Kiso Valley and is a premium building material for constructing temples and shrines, and is considered one of the three most beautiful woods of Japan.
Hinoki (Japanese Cypress)
There is natural variation in the wood. Wood will change color and texture with use. Wood is a living material so it will expand and contract depending on the moisture of the air, and may cause the copper rings to become loose if the bucket becomes too dry. This is natural and you may need to leave the bucket in a slightly more humid area to cause the rings to adhere again.
Use a sponge to clean away any dirt that collects inside the bucket. If you use soap, be sure to wash it away thoroughly. Avoid leaving water inside the bucket after use. Stand the bucket against a wall or upside down to allow better circulation and drainage after use, and dry off any water with a cloth. Do not leave the bucket sitting in water, or wet for long periods of time. Hinoki contains a natural antibacterial resin that has the beneficial effect of preventing mold and other bacteria formation on wood surfaces. If resin builds up and becomes sticky, simply wash off excess with hot water. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or it may cause the wood to crack.