Yakisugi is a product manufactured by charring and carbonizing the surface of Japanese cedar boards. The carbonized layer on the surface gives it a beautiful appearance and slows down its decomposition.Yakisugi has been long used for the exterior walls of buildings in Japan since long ago, and its beauty continues to fascinate many people around the world.
In 1974, Kyoei Lumber Inc. was the first to start the industrial production of Yakisugi in Japan. Right after the beginning of industrial production, its quality and supply logistics of Yakisugi earned high praise, and its market was expanded beyond local demands. Our aim is not simply to mass-produce large quantities from our factory, but also to meet specific demands of each architect. In recent years, we have achieved critical acclaim as the earnest Yakisugi producer from well-known architects in Japan and in the world, while exporting to global markets from JAPAN.
Production process of Yakisugi
Kyoei Lumber’s Yakisugi is produced by make to order.
Basic joint processing for Yakisugi is going to be Straight scarf joint.
Processing without Straight scarf joint or other processing and sizing are available on order.
Types of Yakisugi
After the cedar is charred, the surface charcoal is removed with brushing. It emphasizes the wood-grain, giving it a unique texture.
Unglazed Yakisugi with a charred appearance. This traditional Yakisugi was designed to slow down the deterioration of wood by charring and carbonizing the surface.
KURO yakisugi coated with a clear coat of water-based acrylic resin paint. The paint solidifies the charcoal, making it less likely to stain your hands when touching it compared to KURO.
A variation of yakisugi with the charcoal removed with brushing, and coated in black paint afterward. Apart from Japanese-style building facades, they also go well with modern buildings.