why this product

Throw away the dirty, sopping wet, mildewy bath rug. Cleanliness, dedication, and consistency for simple, everyday affairs are the way of the Japanese.  From the temples and shrines to the bath, Japanese instruments and buildings are made from Hinoki wood, the country's most prized timber.  Hinoki cypress wood is a by-product of the Chamaecyparis obtusa tree, and regarded with great esteem for its aromatic and antibacterial benefits. In Japan, it is the only thing you should let your feet touch when exiting the bath. In Japanese culture, the bath is taken at night and is carried on casually with no rush, elongating the process until the bather is completely refreshed.  Strong yet flexible, hinoki cypress wood is a decongestant and relaxant as well, excellent for stuffy noses, sinus and chest congestion, and respiratory problems like asthma. The light, lemony-scent has also been used to treat mild skin irritations and cuts. Hinoki’s natural resins prevent mold and mildew, making the wood resistant to bacteria and the absorption of odors.   Use it on the floor of your bath, shower, or sauna room.  The raised slats of the mat ensure sufficient drainage while the grooved surface provides traction.  The Cypress wood comes from responsibly harvested Cypress trees cut down in the process of forest thinning, which is required to maintain healthy forest growth.

use & care

Place mat on flat surfaces only. Avoid exposing the mat to direct sunlight. Mat cannot safely support more than 250 lbs.  Hinoki contains a natural antibacterial resin that has the beneficial effect of preventing mold and other bacteria formation on wood surface. If resin builds up and becomes sticky, simply wash off excess with hot water. Use a non-skid pad under Hinoki Bath Mat to prevent from sliding on smooth floor. Place before shower, bath, or sauna.  The essential oils of hinoki wood are best released with steaming hot water.  

production & design

Tosaryu's products are all by-products of aromatic Japanese Hinoki cypress, made from the wood thinning process, which is 100% natural and eco-friendly.  Yoko Ueno Lewis of Tosaryu Hinoki company believes that greenhouse gas emissions have no place in our changing environment.  Lewis's company has been making an effort to manage the Hinoki forests and curb greenhouse gas emissions.

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Japanese Cypress Wood Bath Mat

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Hinoki Cypress wood bathmat made from the Japanese cypress tree. 10 x 17.5 inches,13.75 x 17.5 inches or 13.75 x 23.5 inches. Perfect to set before your bathtub, shower or sauna. Has aromatic and antibacterial benefits. Made in Japan. (more info)

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  • Technical Specifications:

    Dimensions
    Extra Large: 13 ¾ inches long x 23½ inches wide
    (35 cm x 60 cm)
    Large: 13 ¾ inches long x 17½ inches wide
    (35 cm x 44 cm)
    Small: 10 inches long x 17½ inches wide
    (25 cm x 44 cm)

    Materials
    Japanese Hinoki Cypress Wood

    Handmade in
    Japan

    Also from this line: Japanese Cypress Wood Soap Dish

  • Dimensions: H 1.0 Inches x W 1.0 Inches x L 1.0 Inches
  • Product Code: V176000282158

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  • We accept complimentary returns within 14 days of receipt if the item is unused and in original condition.
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