Stone bath

 
 

This large stone bath had been placed on the balcony. After being hollowed out, the interior surface of the bath had been polished until smooth. It had a texture resembling that of human skin. Hot water poured continuously from a copper pipe installed above the bath until it was full to the brim. When not in use, it looked like a single piece of stone. The size of the bath was such that the soles of your feet would touch the wall opposite to where your back would rest, perhaps with the intention of preventing the bather from slipping on the bathtub interior.

Photography   Keita Suzuki

Photography   Keita Suzuki

バルコニーに置かれた大きな石の風呂。塊をくり貫いた後、内側をすべすべに磨いている。人の肌のよう質感だった。バスタブの上部に設置された銅のパイプからは、絶えず天面までお湯が注がれる。使われていないときは、ひとつの石の塊のようにも見えた。磨かれたバスタブの中を身体が滑ってしまわないようにだろうか、足を伸ばすと、背中とは反対側の壁に足の裏が当たるサイズに設計されていた。