Has anyone had experience with small outdoor Japanese baths in a residential garden setting? Any advice on selection or siting? I’m trying to get familiar with the experience, the tradition, and nuances to make the experience what the client is seeking – summer family resort – Americans that live and have lived in Asia for several years – the ladies of the house miss the Japanese bath tradition when they summer here.
Any ofuru manufacturer references are also welocomed.
She wants one outdoors, although most are indoors. She lived in Japan for quite some time and now Singapore and has enjoyed them indoors and outdoors. It is the simple hot water tub- no jets, no soap, just hot water. There are many for outdoor use available made of hinoki or cedar…or concrete, porcelain, fiberglass for that matter. I’ve done some browsing on the subject and have discussed it with her as well.