“HINOKI” (jap. 檜, 桧) is the Japanese name for a cypress. This wood is cultivated in Japan as a precious wood and has been used for many hundreds of years to build palaces, temples and shrines. The oldest Japanese wooden building, the HORYUJI Temple, was also built from HINOKI, the king of Japanese trees.
HINOKI, this “holy” wood, grows very slowly and thus obtains its beautiful straight grain and its delicate, elegant pink colour. It is rot-proof, resistant to fungi and the essential oils of HINOKI have a very pleasant scent. A fragrance that is usually perceived as a light scent of citrus fruits. Especially when used in the kitchen, for example as a cutting board or as dishes, its antibacterial, germ-reducing properties are appreciated.