Japanese burned wood
Japanese burned wood: Yakisugi (Shou Sugi Ban) in the traditional Japanese Style
Yakisugi (Shou Sugi Ban) is a special technique from Japan which has been in practice there since around the 18th century. When translated, it roughly means “burnt cypress plank.” The result, Japanese burned wood, is lightly charred which allows it to undergo carbonization and gain several additional properties – and to distinguish itself from many other types of wood product in its aesthetics. Here you can find Japanese burned wood made from the original Japanese cypress, treated by craftsmanship with utter precision.
An effective eye-catcher: Japanese burned wood
- It wards off insects
- It becomes more long-lived
Yakisugi (Shou Sugi Ban) gained more publicity in the west when renowned contemporary architect Terunobi Fujimori began working with the technique more. Today, Japanese burned wood is an insider tip for those who have an eye for the extraordinary. The positive qualities of the base material which accompany Japanese burned wood intensify this interest. Thanks to these qualities Japanese burned wood is naturally protected and does not need to be treated with chemicals or solvent-rich finishes.