Zelkova / ニレ科ケヤキ属 / 日本

Sacred tree used for shrines and temples
Due to its excellent moisture resistance and weather resistance, it has been diversified into building materials, furniture materials, structural materials, etc. since ancient times in Japan, and it has been used as a major pillar of temples and shrines and luxury houses. In the National Assembly building a sculptured 欅 is used. Shabu - dai, tea ceremony, synonymous with the finest goods of Buddhist altar. The juice made from Zelkova is not hot even if it is held in the hand without cooling the juice, it is a masterpiece of everyday tools that will not be lost even if it drops. There are trees that become big trees and are designated as special natural treasure in 1500 years old.



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