Japanese torreya / イチイ科カヤ属 / 日本

Phantom's luxury tree
It is a golden color tree that has a lot of resin content and aroma of insect repellent, and gives shiny shiny luster as you use it. Because it was used to smolder timber and branches and drive away mosquitoes, Kaya comes from this "mosquito repair". It is also best to use cutting boards, chopsticks, bowls and sculptures, but boards, shogi boards, and stone pearls are made of the finest quality items made from kaya. Wooden oil is considered to be the best as an edible oil, and warlords such as Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu are said to have appreciated and praised the oil of Tempura as tempura oil.