Kitayama, Kyoto, Japan

Kitayama are the north mountains of Kyoto. Kitayama Sugi (cedar) is used for traditional Japanese teahouse and tearoom construction and the tokonoma alcove’s main column is usually Kitayama cedar. Kitayama Sugi is raised and processed based on the aesthetic ideals of tea master Sen-no-rikyu. Kitayama, Kyoto, Japan

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