Exterior and Interior Shou Sugi Ban Siding

What is Suyaki Shou Sugi Ban?

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.

Qualities Of Suyaki Shou Sugi Ban Siding

Exterior Grade Suyaki

    • has a leathery texture
    • blemishes
    • weathers to a patina
    • develops character over time

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, as well as incredible fire resistance.

Interior Grade Suyaki

Interior grade Suyaki has a coating that hardens the surface and is easy to clean.

Suyaki Finishes

2 Finishes 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
  • Dark
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Light
  • Midtones
Gendai™ - Linseed Amber
Exterior. Gendai™ - Unoiled
Gendai™ - Alkyd Natura
Gendai™ - Linseed Brown
Gendai™ - Alkyd Brown, exterior & interior.
Gendai™ - Linseed Dark Gray
Gendai™ - Select Alkyd Dark Gray
Gendai™ - Linseed 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 Rustic Brown.
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
Sugi Clear Grade Weathering Stain Silver


  • All
  • Dark
  • Exterior
  • Interior
  • Light
  • Midtones