Was strictly protected in the Edo era (1603 to 1868). Only a limited number of Hinoki in the Kiso region was cut down to build the most sacred shrines. This practice left us a chance to make quality bathtub with this finest material, and our company was named after "Hinoki" to embody the supremacy.
Has been even used to construct precious, historical buildings such as Japanese World Heritage "The Chuson-ji Temple Konjiki-do (Golden Hall)." Aomori is the name of a northern prefecture of Japan in cold climate. Aomori-Hiba that survive harsh winters is famous for its toughness and beauty.