Hiba / ヒノキ科アスナロ属 / 日本


"Forest scent" tree
Aomori Hiba, which is said to grow only in snowy regions, is characterized by finely grained wood grain. To be 70 cm in diameter, it will take about 300 years, three times as long as cedars. Due to the firm and finely grained wood grain cultivated over a long time, it is strong against water and hard to rot. Because it contains a lot of hinokitiol called "scent of forest", it has antimicrobial effect, tranquilizing effect, insecticidal effect, deodorant and deodorizing effect, etc. Therefore, in addition to its use as a high-class material of the housing and interior, it has a chopping board and a bath It is also preferred as a product.