Ofune Wind-up Boat
Send your little captain off to explore distant seas with this dreamy Hinoki wind-up boat. Enjoy the calming scent of ancient cypress wood native to Japan as your Ofune sails around. This light-weight, antimicrobial wood is naturally resistant to humidity and has been used in Japanese bathhouses for centuries - making it the perfect material for a bath toy. To set sail, simply twist the rotating knob and let the mama boat tug the mini boat around in circles! [contents] : 1x main boat 100 x 65 x 65 (mm) 1x mini boat mini boat: 50 x 32 x 45 (mm) [materials] : 100% Hinoki cypress wood / fabric (mini boat mast)
But like any precious natural material, some extra care is required.
It only takes a few minutes and if all instructions are followed correctly, your Hinoki item will last a very long time:
- Wipe thoroughly with a dry cloth after each use and leave to air dry in a well-ventilated area
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight
- While Hinoki is naturally resistant to humidity, it should not be left to soak in water for longer periods of time.
This may cause mold and black spots to develop or cause permanent damage to the wood.
- To enjoy the natural Hinoki aroma, the bottom of the boat has been left untreated. Over time, untreated Hinoki can emit a special resin called 'Yani".
While it may be slightly sticky and appear as a discoloration, it is not harmful to the item. On the contrary, this essential oil is the source of Hinoki's distinct citrusy scent.