Wood of excellent durability that has been useful since Jomon period
Deciduous broad-leaved trees of the genus Fagaceae. Ring material. It is hard, sticky, strong in water, excellent in durability, little rampage and cracking. Utilizing these characteristics, Japanese have been used for various purposes such as the foundation of buildings and sleepers since the Jomon period. Apart from its use as a building material utilizing the strength of durability, it is also popular as a furniture material from distinctive beautiful wood grain.