Glossy, perfectly round, fine, straight, and knot-less, this lumber from Kyoto Kitayama can only be called “Kitayama Maruta’ if it meets these five conditions. The material, with a smooth feel and a Japanese formal sense of beauty, has been used as a building material for tea rooms, tea-ceremony houses, and in a wide variety of applications such as interior decoration and Japanese paper for many years.
Rare wood from millennium-old trees
URUSHI (JAPANESE LACQUER)︎
Living with Japanese people since ancient times: A new, sustainable, recycle-friendly natural paint
HARDWOOD TIMBER FROM HIDA︎
Hida's hardwoods nurtured with the rich nature and manufacturing skills