Japanese-style Bathing Room with Granite Soaking Tub
Traditionally in Japan, people wash themselves off before getting in a tub. The tub is used for soaking and relaxing. In this room, the bather would wash off with the hand shower at the left of the photo. Wooden buckets are often used in the bathing process. The wall paneling is Port Orford cedar as is the tub frame. A cedar sunoko or removable slatted wooden floor surrounds the tub. Shower water can drain through the space between the slats.