Concept

Concept

Luxury like no other,
for those who appreciate the real thing

A space of supreme relaxation for both body and soul.
Enjoy luxury time in an enameled cast-iron bathtub, carefully crafted by skilled craftsmen.

Takara Standard’s masterpiece
Enameled cast-iron bathtub

For moments of bliss

A relaxing enameled cast-iron bathtub

For moments of bliss

Gleaming, graceful curves. Finely crafted smoothness. Ultimate relaxation enveloping your whole body.
Make this blissful bath time a part of your daily life.

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Story 01 Time with horo

Story 01

Luxury time

Enjoy ultimate relaxation in your private time

After a busy day, it’s time to return to your true self.
For this you need a space where you can be freed from everything and provide peace and comfort to your body and mind.
Don’t settle for anything less than ultimate relaxation in your private time.

Have it all with an enameled cast-iron bathtub.
Turn the time you spend alone in the bath into a source of motivation for tomorrow.

Smooth to the touch with a solid and impressive feel. Surrender yourself to this supremely crafted enameled cast-iron bathtub.

Smooth to the touch with a solid and impressive feel.
Surrender yourself to this supremely crafted enameled cast-iron bathtub.

“You don’t just see the quality; you truly feel it.”
We hear this sentiment quite a lot from customers who have chosen our enameled cast-iron bathtub.
A thick glass layer gives it a beautiful sheen. In addition to a smooth and finely crafted feel, it offers an enveloping sense of security and warmth, something only an enameled cast-iron bathtub can provide.

Why enameled cast-iron bathtubs are called the “king of bathtubs”

Why enameled cast-iron bathtubs are called the “king of bathtubs”

Enameled cast-iron bathtubs are made by pouring molten metal into a mold, which is then coated with multiple glass layers.
Enameled cast iron is not only elegantly beautiful but also incredibly functional in terms of strength, heat storage, and cleanliness, making it a superb bathroom material.

Why enameled cast-iron bathtubs are called the “king of bathtubs”
Bath time at its best can change your life

Bath time at its best can change your life

“I feel like I can go the extra mile.” “Every day feels fulfilling.”
An enameled cast-iron bathtub is a treat you give yourself along life’s journey. Giving yourself time to rest and recharge ensures you can keep moving forward. Your bath time at the end of the day will become a cherished moment of relaxation.

World-class quality

Enameled cast-iron bathtubs are used in many high-end guest rooms at upscale hotels around the world.
In addition to their luxurious appearance, described as having a shining, jewel-like beauty with a marine blue water surface, these bathtubs are also highly praised for their functionality, such as being resistant to scratches and easy to clean.

Cleanliness and strength undiminished by time

Enameled cast iron

Cleanliness and strength
undiminished by time

A smooth, clean surface. A shimmering, elegant luster.
This cleanliness and beauty remain undiminished by time.
Underneath this beauty lies a hidden strength.
This strength is what gives enameled cast-iron bathtubs their true value and charm that lasts a lifetime.

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Story 2 Forever strong and clean

Story 2

Forever strong and clean

Strength, warmth, cleanliness—
these are the reasons people choose enameled cast iron

A material that’s durable and practical for everyday use.
Enameled cast iron meets all our bathtub needs.
It represents the pinnacle of quality, offering exceptional strength, warmth, and cleanliness.

Enameled cast iron has everything a bathtub needs

Enameled cast iron has everything a bathtub needs

Enameled cast iron is made by baking multiple layers of a vitreous glaze onto metal.
Not only is this material heavy and strong, its surface is always clean and has a high heat storage capacity.
This coating technology is part of the distinctive craftsmanship employed by Takara Standard.

  1. Point 1  Clean
  2. Point 2  Warm
  3. Point 3  Strong
Enameled cast iron has everything a bathtub needsEnameled cast iron has everything a bathtub needs

Point 1  Clean

Easy to remove dirt and keep clean

A big advantage is that the glass layer has a dense molecular structure,
making it difficult for dirt and germs to adhere to it.
Since the bathtub is in constant contact with your skin, hygiene is a particular point of focus.
And even when it gets dirty, the dirt can be easily removed,
freeing up time that would otherwise be spent on cleaning.

Keeps clean 1

A vitreous surface that’s easy to clean

A vitreous surface that’s easy to clean

The surface of the enameled cast-iron bathtub is covered in a glass layer.
It’s the smoothest of all bathtubs―about five times smoother than a conventional bathtub―
making it easy to remove dirt.

Keeps clean 2

Direct contact with your skin makes cleanliness all the more important

Direct contact with your skin makes cleanliness all the more important

It’s easier to remove germs and dirt from the vitreous surface of enameled cast-iron bathtubs, making them more hygienic than conventional bathtubs.
Because the bathtub comes into direct contact with your skin, you feel clean and comfortable.

Note: The photos show the results of washing with water three days after approximately 50,000 Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria, which are a source of stains and sliminess, were applied to and left on the surface of an enameled cast-iron bathtub and an FRP bathtub, respectively, at room temperature.

Keeps clean 3

A smoothness that lets you easily remove dirt

A smoothness that lets you easily remove dirt

Cleaning the vitreous surface is easy. Everyday dirt can be quickly washed away with just water and a sponge.
Even oil-based pen stains resembling sebaceous stains can be cleaned away simply with hot water.

Point 2  Warm

Gradually warms to your core.
Enameled cast iron has high heat storage properties.

A major feature of enameled cast-iron bathtubs is that the bathtub itself has the ability to store heat.
It warms your body to the core, and the heat doesn’t dissipate easily, helping you feel that much more comfortable after a bath.

Thermal test

Comparison of thermography after bathing

Comparison of thermography after bathing

An enameled cast-iron bathtub radiates heat via the bathtub itself, ensuring heat is retained for much longer.

Double thermal structure

Double heating effectHeat from the bathtub slowly warms you

Double heating effect Heat from the bathtub slowly warms you

The enameled cast iron itself stores heat, which means you are also warmed by the bathtub. This double heating effect from the hot water and bathtub warms your body to the core, leaving you feeling warm for much longer, similar to bathing in a hot spring.

Double thermal structure

Heat storage (image)Heat from the bathtub slowly warms you

Heat storage (image) Heat from the bathtub slowly warms you

The heat of the water is stored in a thick cast-iron base.
Enameled cast-iron bathtubs have high heat storage and retention properties. These ensure the heat of the water is retained for much longer.

Point 3  Strong

A material that withstands impacts

An enameled cast-iron bathtub weighs over 100 kg and is highly resistant to impact.
Not only is the body of the bathtub resistant to deformation from impacts, the surface has a dense glass coating, which makes it hard and resistant to scratches, ensuring it retains its beauty for a long time.

Carefully selected shapes and colors

Enameled cast-iron bathtub design

Carefully selected shapes and colors

To ensure your bath time is relaxing for both body and mind,
we conducted numerous trials and studies to develop shapes that provide maximum comfort
while selecting a range of colors that match your tastes and lifestyle.

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Story 3 Bathtub shape & color

Story 3

Shapes and colors

Tub colors and designs

The bathtub shapes, scientifically designed for comfort, have beautiful lines and soft curves to fit your back for a relaxing and comfortable bathing experience.
They also display the unique coloration of enameled cast iron, soothing you both in body and mind.

01.Shapes

01. SHAPE 形状01. SHAPE 形状
  • Relaxing lounger bathtub

    Relaxing lounger bathtub

    Warm and spacious full-body bath shape

    The area that fits your back is wide, and the warmth from the cast metal spreads over your entire body. The pillow-like flange makes you want to linger in the bath. The generous shoulder area is also an attractive feature.

  • Relaxing lounger bathtub(with bench)

    Relaxing lounger bathtub (with bench)

    Warm and spacious half-body bath shape

    The area that fits your back is wide, and the warmth from the cast metal spreads over your entire body. The pillow-like flange makes you want to linger in the bath. The generous shoulder area is also an attractive feature.

  • Wide bathtub(with bench)

    Wide bathtub (with bench)

    Enjoy a relaxing half-body bath

    The spacious form is comfortable for both full-body and half-body baths.
    The wide flange on the side of the bench can be used as an armrest, a seat when entering and exiting, or as a place to place small items.

  • Lounger bathtub (small)

    Lounger bathtub (small)

    Enjoy warmth in a compact size

    This bathtub has a comfortable feel and the warmth of cast metal, but in a more compact form.

Features of relaxing lounger bathtubs
(including those with benches)Warm and spacious design

Spacious design for relaxing

Spacious design for relaxing

Relaxing lounger bathtub

This spacious bathtub is achieved by minimizing spacers, putting in the largest opening in the industry, and adopting a square shape for the foot of the bath.
The wide back fits snugly to make bathing more comfortable as well as ensure you feel the warmth of the cast metal.

Relaxing lounger bathtub
Relaxing lounger bathtub

Relaxing lounger bathtub (with bench)

While maintaining the features of the full-body bathtub, this shape lets you enjoy not only a full-body but also a half-body bath.

Relaxing lounger bathtub (with bench)
Spacious design for relaxing

A comfortable,
ergonomic shape designed to fit your back

110° backrest angle

The design gently supports the roundness of your body, allowing for natural chest expansion so that you can bathe in a comfortable position.
With a backrest angle of 110°, which is often used in chairs and sofas, it’s easy to relax.

110° backrest angle

A shape that supports the body over a wider area

The backrest, which fits your back snugly and supports your body, has a shape that lets you feel the warmth of the cast metal over a wider area of your body. This amplifies the warming effects of bathing even more.

A shape that supports the body over a wider area

Designed to fit a relaxed posture

The design distributes body pressure whether in a shallow or deep position.
This ensures you can easily get into a comfortable position while bathing.

  • Shallow bathing positionWarmth presses up against your back
    Shallow bathing position Warmth presses up against your back

    When you surrender yourself to the curve that envelops your back, your body is supported over a wider area.

  • Deep bathing positionFour points of stability support
    Deep bathing position Four points of stability support

    When you rest your head on the gentle-on-the-neck R-shaped flange surface, your body is supported at four key points.

02.Colors

02. Colors

A range of colors to suit your tastes

A variety of colors are available, which brings out the deep beauty of the enameled cast iron. Choose one color each for the tub and apron.

Tub colors

  • Precious White
    Precious White
  • Silky Beige
    Silky Beige
  • Luster Black
    Luster Black

Apron colors

  • W: White
    W: White
  • D: Beige
    D: Beige
  • K: Black
    K: Black
A proud legacy of cast metal craftsmen

Manufacturing of enameled cast-iron bathtubs

A proud legacy of cast metal craftsmen

The enameled cast-iron bathtub is a fusion of Japan’s tatara ironmaking legacy with the aesthetics of modern craftsmen.
Their skill is evident in the sophisticated beauty and durability, which remain undiminished by time.
Infused with both skill and spirit, all of our manufacturing begins with pride in quality.

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Story 4 Takara Standard pride

Story 4

Takara Standard pride

Made by human hands—
we put pride in our craftsmanship

Enameled cast-iron bathtubs are carefully crafted one by one by skilled craftsmen.
They offer reliable quality that will last a lifetime. This is Takara Standard’s manufacturing philosophy.

  • CRAFTSMANSHIP #1 Pride of the craftsman
    CRAFTSMANSHIP#1 Pride of the craftsman

    The highest quality comes from the hands of highly skilled craftsmen

    Manufacturing an enameled cast-iron bathtub is a roughly 20-step process. Most of that work is done by hand by craftsmen. We achieve a high level of quality by fusing human aesthetic sense and techniques, such as during fine adjustment of ingredients and firing. These cannot be handled by robots or automation.

  • TECHNOLOGY #2 Pride of the developer
    TECHNOLOGY#2 Pride of the developer

    Everything for the sake of a blissful bath time

    Takara Standard’s enameled cast-iron bathtub is based on ergonomics and is completely focused on providing bodily comfort and relaxation. We pursue research and development into the design and functionality of bathtubs in order to ensure bath time is the most relaxing and freeing part of your day.

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