Rinkoji Temple Architects choose Canadian White cedar

Japanese architect Hiroshi Kato, who is rebuilding Rinkoji Temple in Mishima, Shizuoka Prefecture, says that he expects the Canadian white cedar he chose for the temple’s beams, girders and pillars to last over 1,000 years. "There is no problem concerning durability or strength," Kato says. He traveled to Vancouver Island to select the wood originating from 1400-year-old trees.

Information summarized from: Nikkei courtesy of Canadian Embassy Translation Services, Tokyo