Making Wood Last With Fire, Not Paint: A Japanese Technique --- Today Shou Sugi Ban is an environmentally friendly way to preserve timber and (paradoxically) make it fire-resistant. Chemical preservatives, paints, and retardants are therefore unnecessary.
Shou-sugi-ban / Charred Wood Siding / Burnt Wood Siding: This technique adds beauty and longevity to wood siding. Traditionally, cedar was burnt in Japan to increase the wood's resistance to insects and fire.
The Yamaguchi Platform Bed Frame in Honey Oak - This Japanese style platform bed is constructed with interlocking frames that requires no brackets or screws for easy assembly. Absolutely love the concept here, I will totally have this in my house.