/\ /\ . Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese art of burning Sugi, or Japanese Cypress, for exterior siding. This textured charcoal finish is accomplished by burning for 7 minutes, extinguishing in cold water, scrubbing with wire brushes, drying, then rubbing with natural oils to coat and preserve the finish. This technique is said to protect the siding from weather, pests and rot for 80 years. And looks fabulous!

Shou-sugi-ban is the ancient Japanese art of burning Sugi, or Japanese Cypress, for exterior siding.

The Sumiyoshi lighthouse is Japan’s oldest lighthouse dating back to 1185-1333 AD. It’s located in Ogaki, Japan.

Sumiyoshi lighthouse, Japan’s oldedest lighthouse dating back to AD. It’s located in Ogaki, Japan.

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Cuillere en pommier – Apple tree spoon

Shou Sugi Ban 101

Shou-sugi-ban ::: Wood charring traditional Japanese technique: Intentionally charring wood gives it a dark finish perfect for siding, while also making it (strangely) fire-resistant.

burnt wood bowl...

Black & White Photography Inspiration Picture Description Friedemann Bühler’s thin-walled bowls and vases are of wood collected from forests nea

The climb to the Coal House tea room is purposely precarious. Fujimori wants visitors to “be a little afraid” on their way up; it’s “a device to make you feel and think differently in this space.”

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Powerhouse Company: Village House. Shou Sugi Ban exterior siding. Japanese Inspired

Village House Powerhouse Company was asked to design a weekend house for a young family in northern Sjælland, Denmark. Village House is an exploration on the possibilities of the Summer cabin, the traditional Danish vacation home. While keeping the.

Sushi Dinner Boards in the shop.  The perfect plate for any meal.  Link in profile.

Sushi Dinner Boards in the shop. The perfect plate for any meal. Link in profile.

Fujimori's retreat in Nagano, The Too-High Tea House, which is adorned with a roof of hand-rolled copper sheets, seems precariously perched atop a pair of tree trunks 20 feet in the sky. Why two? “One leg is dangerous and three legs are too stable and boring.”  Photo by: Adam Friedberg

Fujimori& retreat in Nagano, The Too-High Tea House, which is adorned with a roof of hand-rolled copper sheets, seems precariously perched atop a pair of tree trunks 20 feet in the sky. “One leg is dangerous and three legs are too stable and bor

After seven minutes, the length of time it takes to produce the proper amount of char, the boards are separated.  Photo by: Adam Friedberg

Master Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori is an original thinker, and a pro at melding ancient traditions with modern design. - Jaime Gillin's Steps: How to Make Charred Cedar Cladding design collection on Dwell.

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