Nakamoto Forestry


Unburned Japanese Cypress Exterior Siding and Interior Paneling

What Is Sugi?

Natural Cypress – Japanese Cedar Siding and Paneling

Sugi is Japanese for Cryptomeria japonica and is a monotypic genus in the cypress family indigenous to Japan. It is often called Japanese cedar and is utilized primarily for construction lumber due to high rigidity and quick drying. We specialize in the Hachiro variety used specifically for siding in western Japan. Our sugi is milled and graded for maximum durability in exterior applications and showcasing the inherently beautiful grain.

Sugi Finishes

2 Finish Options

Sugi – Unoiled
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Sugi Product BREAKDOWN

Choose Your Surface

Sugi, Suyaki, Gendai or Pika-Pika

Select an Oil Prefinish

Color options to match your design

Decide Which Wood Grade

Standard select or JOKO premium clear

Confirm Shiplap or Square Edge

Lay out the walls and measure volumes

  • All
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Dark
  • Exterior
  • Gray
  • Interior
  • Light
  • Midtones
Suyaki® with Tung Oil Black
Suyaki® with Poly Black
Suyaki® - Unoiled
Gendai® Linseed Black Select Grade
Pika-Pika® - Acrylic Black
Gendai® - Acrylic Black
Gendai® Alkyd Black Select grade
Gendai™ - Linseed Amber
Gendai Unoiled Select Grade
Gendai® - Alkyd Natural Clear grade
Gendai® - Linseed Brown
Gendai® - Alkyd Oil Brown Select grade
Gendai™ - Linseed Dark Gray
Gendai™ - Select Alkyd Dark Gray
Gendai™ - Linseed Light Gray
Gendai® - Alkyd Oil Light Gray
Gendai™ - Weathering Stain Silver
Pika-Pika - Linseed Oil Black
Pika-Pika - Alkyd Oil Black
Pika-Pika - Linseed Oil Natural Tone
Pika-Pika - Alkyd Oil Natural Tone
Pika-Pika - Polyurethane Clear. Interior.
Pika-Pika® - Linseed Oil Amber
Pika-Pika™ - Linseed Oil Rustic Brown.
Pika-Pika® - Alkyd Oil Brown
Pika-Pika® - Linseed Oil Dark Gray
Pika-Pika™ - Alkyd Oil Dark Gray
Pika-Pika™ - Linseed Oil Light Gray
Pika-Pika™ - Alkyd Oil Light Gray
Pika-Pika™ - Linseed Oil White
Pika-Pika® - Alkyd Oil White
Pika-Pika® Unoiled Select Grade
Sugi - Unoiled
Sugi Clear Grade Weathering Stain Silver


  • All
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Dark
  • Exterior
  • Gray
  • Interior
  • Light
  • Midtones