Part natural wonder, part national treasure, the hinoki cypress has helped build the rich history of Japan. Renowned for its strength and relaxing aroma, hinoki wood was used to craft ancient temples that can still be visited today. An exceptionally high-quality timber, the hinoki cypress has been used to make everything from incense to bathtubs you can spend all day in. To keep your hinoki pieces looking (and smelling!) their best, we've rounded up our tips and tricks for how to care for hinoki wood.
HINOKI WOOD REQUIRES SOME EXTRA TLC
Most likely, the majority of the wood furniture in your home has been treated in some way to protect it from everyday stains (i.e. guests who don’t use coasters). Hinoki wood is left untreated to preserve the natural beauty of its light hue, incredibly soft feel, and aromatic scent. While incredibly strong and durable, hinoki is just a bit more vulnerable to stains or marks than your average piece of furniture, so hinoki furniture requires a bit more care.
CARING FOR HINOKI BATH FURNITURE
We don’t like to play favorites, but there’s something about stepping out of a hot shower onto a hinoki bath mat and breathing in the calming scent that hinoki wood is known for. It’s the fastest way to turn your bathroom into a zen retreat. Luckily, caring for hinoki bath furniture only takes a few simple steps.
Hinoki furniture is truly unlike any other.
The natural beauty of hinoki wood goes beyond the bathroom. Whether it’s a counter stool, side table, bench, or even a ladder, hinoki furniture is an incredible way to add an organic touch. A quiet statement piece in any space, the light, elegant grain of hinoki wood makes it extremely versatile.
Artisan Spotlight: Handcrafted in Japan
Discover the people and places behind our beautiful hinoki furniture, crafted with precision and care at a small workshop Okawa, Japan.Okawa Hinoki Workshop