Posted by: softypapa | January 7, 2008

Small Japanese Bath Stool – Old Fashioned Furo Wooden Bench

Small Japanese Bath Stool Old Fashioned Furo Wooden Bench Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Small Japanese Bath Stool Old Fashioned Furo Wooden Bench Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Small Japanese Bath Stool Old Fashioned Furo Wooden Bench Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Small Japanese Bath Stool Old Fashioned Furo Wooden Bench Japan Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Small wooden Japanese bath stool.  Small wooden benches such as this are used in Japan to sit upon when bathing in the Japanese-style bath (furo).  The Japanese commonly clean their body outside the bathtub and then soak in the tub only after their bodies are thoroughly scrubbed and rinsed.  The bather will normally sit upon a small bench outside the tub and use a pail to pour water over their body.  Modern bath stools are commonly plastic while old fashioned stools were typically made of wood from the Japanese suginoki tree which is known as Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria) in the west.  Suginoki is native only to Japan and has long been a favored wood for the making of high-quality cabinetry and woodcraft.  Japanese wooden bath stools are assembled without the use of fasteners or adhesive and are held together by tightly fitted wood joints.

About the Listed Item

This small (please see size information below) Japanese bath stool is in good condition and features a simple design consisting of four pieces held together with nails.  The stool has no cracks and is ready to be used as a functional bath tool or as a unique display piece.  This bath stool is less than 40 years old and was acquired in this historic city of Shizuoka, Japan near the foot of Mt. Fuji.

Size:
Height: 4.9 inches (12.5 centimeters)
Length (across top of stool): 8.2 inches (21.0 centimeters)
Width (across top of stool): 4.5 inches (11.5 centimeters)
Weight: 19.4 ounces (554 grams)

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item code: R4S8-00034
category code: (japan_furo)
ship code: G6

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Responses

  1. I can be interested. But I would like to know the price and delivery conditions.

    • Hello Escudié,

      Thank you for your interest in this old Japanese bath stool. I’m very sorry but this stool has been sold and we currently do not have any others available. I hope that you are able to find another to suit your needs. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

      Sincerely,

      Kurt Bell
      http://www.shinto-relgion.com

  2. I too am interrested in purchasing like this


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