Nakamoto Forestry in Portland, OR is the only source of correctly manufactured Yakisugi in the West – that means they are doing a heat-treated product with advanced millwork and grading, and high-heat treatment using actual Sugi trees. The oil finishes are also completed in the US. The three traditional surfaces include: Suyaki, Gendai and Pika-Pika; take a look at how Nakamoto is applying them in their work:
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