Japanese Cedar Wood and Indigo Dye

In Japan, Tokushima is a major producer of indigo plant and has a history dating back more than 700 years. It was also well known for beautiful colorfast high-grade dye all over Japan.

By developing a unique paste-like substance from the traditionally-produced indigo and treating it as a pigment rather than a dye, they have established a technology that can be used as a paint or spray and applied it to designs that make use of grain as part of construction materials, interiors, or small objects.