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Sawara Oke Bath Bowl


With over three thousand hot spring baths (onsens) in the country, the Japanese way of living is steeped in the culture of bathing. Onsens are viewed as a way of purifying the body and soul and a bath bowl (‘oke’) is traditionally used to wash and rinse off the body just before entering the bath.

Our handcrafted oke is made in Japan from traditional Japanese sawara wood: revered for its natural antibacterial properties and strong resistance to humidity and mould. It’s also light and water resistant, making it ideal for use in the bathroom or sauna.

Sawara is considered to be one of the most beautiful trees in Japan. This bowl has been stained using an ancient colour, and is complemented by copper rings.

Measures approx. 23cm in diameter. While sawara is naturally resistant to water and mould, to keep the bath bowl at its best we recommend wiping with a dry cloth after each use. Leave to dry in a well-ventilated area. If treated correctly, sawara wood products can last a very long time.

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