Chestnut / ブナ科クリ属 / 日本

"Trees familiar to Japanese from ancient times "
"A tree that has been useful as a major food resource of Japan since the Jomon period. Durable water resistance is strong and clear annual rings are beautiful, it is also used for furniture materials and flooring materials. It is used as a railroad sleeper exposed to wind and rain from the high durability, once used widely as a material of the stock. Because the kanji is a combination of ""west"" and ""wood"", it is often used as a buddhist tool such as bamboo shirt in comparison with the western Pure land.

"古代から日本人になじみ深い木 "