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The History of
SHOU SUGI BAN
A long time ago in the land of the rising sun Japanese ancestors were combing the beaches for drift wood that had been weathered by the sea and scorched by the sun. they had realised that this wood made a great waterproof solution to the external of the houses the sun scorched wood was waterproof, pest proof and harder to burn dur to the effects of the sun, that is until they needed more and there is only so much driftwood..!
Then one day on a far off Japanese beach one of those ancestors is heating a piece of steel over a crucible being fired by the most intricately made bellow he heats the steel to a searing red hot plate and applys it to the face of the most ancient of Japanese ceders,
alas YAKASUGI (SHOU SUGI BAN) is born.
Shou sugi bans history can be traced back over a 1000 years this shows how effective this natural treatment of timber is and has continued to be, not only are you buying a solution that is great for the environment, not only are you buying a product that is naturally stunning but you are buying into and ancient and noble traditionan that stretches far back through the ages.