Historic Yakisugi in Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan

A Tour Of Japan’s Historic Yakisugi

We landed at Tokyo Narita earlier this summer on a cloudy Monday afternoon, legs sore from our ten-hour direct flight from Portland. It was my first experience in Japan, and I was…

The Meaning of “Sugi” in “Shou Sugi Ban”

Chances are if you’ve found this blog, you know who we are. We’re Nakamoto Forestry, the primary producer of yakisugi-ita or shousugiban, one of the longest-lasting and most gorgeous building materials on earth.  For our…

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