Core Kyoto mini Kitayama Cedar: Lending a Quality of Polished Dignity and Beauty

Core Kyoto

5m 00s
Broadcast on March 21, 2019 Available until March 21, 2024

The soaring forest of tall, straight cedars in Kitayama, in Kyoto's northwest, is a glorious sight. Kitayama cedar -- known for its light color, uniform thickness, and smooth, knotless trunk -- is treasured as a material for floors and pillars in Japanese architecture. And daisugi cedars, pruned to produce dozens of tree-like offshoots from one trunk, are prized in gardens for their aesthetic value. Discover the allure of Kitayama cedar through the foresters who inherited their management.

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