Hinoki Cypress / ヒノキ科ヒノキ属 / 日本

Tree used for the annual shrine of Ise Shrine
It has good moisture resistance and water resistance, it is regarded as the highest quality as a building material and emits fragrance over a long period of time. In old days Kosui Susanoo myths use Hinoki as a building material and it has been useful as a temple shrine material. The architecture of Hinoki in the Asuka period has its lifespan of more than 1,000 years. It is also used for Buddhist sculpture of national treasure. There is a theory that originates from the word "spirit tree" and "sunrise" representing the sun from the point of use for the shrine of the Shinto shrine such as the Year of the Shrine of Ise Shrine.