Aesculus turbinata / ムクロジ科トチノキ属 / 日本

Tree with silk grain

It is characterized by grain of shiny ripple mark (rippled pattern) in silk, beautiful wood grain and gloss has long been prized as tea ceremony and craft materials. The edible history of the fruit tobacco fruit is old, it has been excavated from the ruins of the Jomon period, and even in modern times it is made into tochi mochi etc. Children's literature "Mochimochi no Tree" which is also adopted in the textbooks of elementary school national languages ​​is this tree of trees.