A beautiful gloss and ripple mark are popular, unique and familiar material.

Deciduous broad-leaved trees of the genus Pinacea. Diffusion material.

A similar species of malonie (horse chestnut) is famous as a street tree in Paris.

In fact it grinds and makes tochi mochi and real rice crackers of tochi etc.

Drying of the material is easy, but it is easy to go wrong, and if the condition is bad, the material rots quickly.

Tochi wood with appreciation value and decorative property is called white aotoki, which is not uniform in color of false hearts and colors close to it, red tend to be avoided because it is said to be reddish.

Characteristics of trees

  • Ripple mark

    The ripple mark (ripple pattern) on the plate surface is a major feature of the horse chestnut. In Japan, it is called "shrinkage heather", and those with ripple marks are treated as precious trees. The other main thing is that there are such clear ripple marks in the main material made in Japan.

    Use
    • Furniture material
    • Index material
  • Unique wood grain

    Moreover, since it is not a tree extending straight, it becomes wood that flew to change and the wood grain is irregular, shrinkage heather (heat), wave heather etc appear on the material surface. In old trees, wood grain materials such as near the root can be obtained, and in particular many shrimps are often called Toshidimi.

    Use
    • Japanese style decorative material
    • violin
  • Be familiar for a long time

    In general applications it is often used as an instrument material. Since there are many things to become big trees, it was often used to hollow out and make a mortar. Others, such as buckwheat dumpling bowl, rice paddle, scoop etc. are tools that were made by processing and have long been popular.

    Use
    • Mortar
    • Shiadaji
    • Bone