I wish we had more barrier-free showers in U.S. homes, not to mention the aesthetic sensibilities used to design these bathrooms.

What We Can Learn From The Japanese About Thriving In Winter

Japanese soaking tub - ofuro tub. Square with a built-in seat. Takes up minimal amount of space. This one is freestanding.

Japanese soaking tub takes up less floor space, could add a shower-head, and I don't have to give up my beloved baths!

Bathroom size: 8x10 Tub: Americh Beverly 40x40x32 both jetted and airbath | Japanese soaking tub

Choosing the right bathtub for a small bathroom

41" Siglo Round Japanese Soaking Tub - Japanese Soaking Tubs - Bathtubs - Bathroom

41" Siglo Round Japanese Soaking Tub

An ofuro - soaking tub and shower combination for a Japanese client

An Ofuro Soaking Tub And Shower Combination For A Japanese Japanese Soaking Tub Shower Combo Fascinating Japanese Tubs Bathroom Japanese Bath White.

Cleanse, Rejuvenate & Heal Your Mind & Body Ofuro Soaking Tubs have been used by the Japanese for centuries to alleviate both physical and spiritual maladies. Western and European cultures view bathing as a way to clean the body, but the Japanese see bathing or soaking in hot water as more of a spiritual ritual that cleanses, rejuvenates and heals the mind, body and spirit. This ancient technique of total immersion in hot water takes away tension, stress, soothes muscular pains and…

Small ofuro (traditional style Japanese bath), is painstakingly crafted from some of the finest, hand selected woods available. While traditionally the wood of choice is hinoki, also known as port orford cedar, an ofuro can be crafted of other materials.