Bath stool

Japanese Artisanal Goods


  • Bath stool
  • Bath stool
  • Bath stool
  • Bath stool
  • Bath stool
  • Bath stool
  • Bath stool

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Traditional onsen-style bath stool hand crafted from Hinoki cypress in Japan. Whilst it is traditionally called a stool, it is actually a bath 'seat', used in bathrooms and onsen for seating yourself whilst washing before soaking in a clean hot water bath. In a Western context it is the perfect traditional bathroom accessory for a wet room seat or in the bathroom for storing and presenting linens or soaps beside the bath.

For obvious safety reasons, not for standing on in a wet tiled area! (See below warning).

Japanese Hinoki cypress is prized for its bacteria-resistant resin that prevents mildew and withstands humidity. This wood is highly rot resistant and its natural lemon scent is used in aromatherapy to reduce stress. Hinoki cypress is a responsibly harvested by-product of forest thinning, which is required to maintain healthy growth.


seat width 28cm
seat depth 18cm
stool total height 22.8cm



seat width 33cm
seat depth 20cm
stool total height 30cm

Care notes:
As Hinoki cypress gets wet then dry in use in the bathroom, the wood as part of a natural cycle absorbs water then dries out, expanding and contracting to the conditions, making it the prefect wood for humid bathrooms. But please do note these specific care instructions:
  1. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will dehydrate the wood; likewise soaking it in water for an extended period of time may also produce stress/cracking so please be careful not to subject it to these conditions.
  2. Generally, after using, stand up the stool or bowl, leaning on a slant against the bathroom wall is sufficient to allow the wood to dry out naturally. However, to prolong the Hinoki goods is best conditions and wash off any excess moisture or bathroom scale, polish dry with a cloth after use. Hinoki cypress is naturally bacteria and mold resistant wood, if however any mold does appear,  rub lightly with a tawashi scrubbing brush or light sandpaper to remove.
  3. CAUTION: Do not ever stand on your bath stool as this will not only put undue stress on the manufacture, but is dangerous as the stool may topple or slip on tiles resulting in a fall.


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