Hinoki (cypress) bath
Enjoy your bathtime filled with warmth and relaxing aromas
We manufacture wooden bath and cypress bath with our traditional craftsmanship in the factory in Japan.
We have provided custom-made baths for many customers for household use, and many facilities.
Have a pleasant moment everyday in your home.
Relax and refresh yourself in the wooden bath
At the end of the day, have a moment of relaxation, soaking slowly in a deep tub full of hot water.
Health benefits of bathing
Soaking in the bath warms your whole body, promoting blood circulation.
Custom-made wooden bath
Our wooden bath and cypress bath is all made to order for each customer.
We can make your exact dimension to fit in your bathroom, and fulfill your needs.
We of Shimizu mokuzai has manufactured wooden bath for over 60 years,
and provided quality, hand-crafted baths for household use and hotels.
Kiso Hinoki (Cypress)
Why the cypress trees
・have a finer grain
It is said that the cypress trees grown in Kiso area have good quality than which has grown in the other area. The cypress trees grew in Kiso have finer grain. It is because the Kiso cypress trees grow up slowly and steadily, about twice as longer than the tree in the other area. The growing condition such as the winter’s severe cold weather slow the growth of the trees.
This Kiso cypress have been used as architectural material for shrines and temples in Japan. The cypress tree has strength, and it is suitable to be used for architectural material. Especially the Kiso cypress have been used for the rebuilt of The Grand Shrine of Ise (which has been worshiped by people as the head shrine of Shinto in Japan) every 20 years since eighteenth century.
The grain of cypress has beautiful color, and has slightly shiny surface. This beauty remains after processed into the furniture. As a top-grade wooden material, the Kiso cypress is widely used for the architectural structure and furniture.
Shimizu Mokuzai is located on Kiso area, Nagano prefecture, Japan, where the finest cypress and any other softwood woods grow. The five kinds of local woods, Hinoki (cypress), Sawara, Kouyamaki, Asunaro (False arborvitae), and Nezuko are collectively called “Kiso-goboku.” We manufacture the wooden bath using these precious trees.