Cercidiphyllum japonicum / カツラ科カツラ属 /日本

Tree representing legend "High ideal in the moon"
Leaves are heart-shaped, and fallen leaves are said to be sweet scents similar to the smell of soy sauce. In Chinese legend Katsura is a "high ideal of being in the moon", and it also appears in Manyoshu of Japan. He grew up to such a treasure that it became a natural treasure of the country and the prefecture, there are trees of 2000 years old. In Hida there is a gigantic group called "Katsura Gate" in Tensan Prefectural Nature Park. Since the material is fragrant and durable, it is also used as sculpture, building pillars and beams, tables and chairs, shogi boards and boards.