Japanese ofuro tubs were originated as short, steep-sided wooden bathtubs. They differ from a conventional Western bathtubs by being of a deeper construction, typically in the region of 0.6 m. The sides are generally square rather than being sloped, and such a tub traditionally has no overflow drainage. This Japanese classics gets a modern twist with Aquatica’s stunningly lovely True Ofuro Japanese Seated Soaking Tub.
Handcrafted of American Walnut, True Ofuro revitalizes body and soul—as well as the venerated bathing culture of Japan. The tub is designed for comfort: an integrated seat creates an ergonomic position for bathers, while allowing the entire body to be immersed—no cold spots, no fitful writhing in an attempt to stay beneath the water, and, perhaps best, no uncomfortably resting the head on the tub, there’s a built-in ergonomical head rest instead.
Different woods are available too: besides walnut, you may choose from maple, ash, padouk, oak, or sapele. Aquatica also offers versions in the company’s patented AquateX material. This is a durable finish with a modern look that’s quite stunning in its own right. And perhaps even better, it’s more affordable than the wooden version. Colors available in AquateX include multiple varieties of black, grey, brown, blue, green, red, and yellow.