Culture and nature vie over ancient hinoki

Feb 15, 2014

Culture and nature vie over ancient hinoki

by Winifred Bird

If you’re looking for a fine piece of wood, you’d be hard put to improve on a slab of hinoki (Hinoki cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa) from the Kiso Valley straddling Nagano and Gifu prefectures. The sparsely populated district is home to the only natural hinoki ...