Lake Michigan House - Shou Sugi Ban

Dwell | 10 Striking Homes Featuring the Japanese Art of Shou Sugi Ban

November 8, 2017

Though its exact origins are unknown, historians believe the method— which involves charring Japanese cedar with fire, brushing it, cooling it, cleaning it, and varnishing it with a natural oil—began in Japan around the 1600s or 1700s. Read more here.