Nakamoto Forestry


Exterior Siding and Interior Paneling

What is Suyaki Shou Sugi Ban?

Charred Sugi – Japanese Cypress

Suyaki is the most traditional and dramatic of our yakisugi “shou sugi ban” surfaces.  Exterior and interior Suyaki products look similar but have very different tactile characteristics. Suyaki is a vernacular material and the fine patina epitomizes the traditional wabi-sabi aesthetic. Due to the thick, hydrophobic, UV-inhibiting soot layer, exterior Suyaki has fantastic color and wood longevity. Unoiled Suyaki has an E84 class A fire resistance.

Suyaki Finishes

3 Finish Options


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