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A Guide to Shou Sugi Ban and 8 Homes Featuring the Japanese Technique

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo / Published by Dwell
The ancient Japanese technique of shou sugi ban was traditionally used to protect wood by charring it and leaving behind a thick carbonized layer of blackness—and it's currently enjoying a modern resurgence in the west.
Known as yakisugi in Japanese, shou sugi ban is a centuries-old technique that dates back to 18th-century Japan where it was primarily used to protect rural homes and warehouses from...

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