Kagoshima is a hub for Japan's timber exports.
Kagoshima, located in the southwest of Japan, is a known hub for Japan's timber exports. In recent years, representative Japanese tree species such as cedar and cypress have been exported mainly to the Southeast Asia region, and its volume is increasing every year.
The color of duramen, or heartwood ranges widely from peach to dark reddish brown and sapwood is yellowish white. The smooth and beautiful wood grain is easy to process.
Uses of Japanese Cedar: building materials, ceiling boards, furniture, packaging, barrels, clogs, disposable chopsticks and more.
The color of heartwood is pink and sapwood is almost white. The value of cypress is enhanced by its stunning luster and unique aroma.
Uses of Japanese Cypress: building materials, furniture, sculptures, bathtubs, barrels and more.