Made by Japan's leading blade manufacturer, these cutting boards protect the finest cutlery and help keep your knives sharp for years to come. The boards are made of Hinoki, a medium-soft wood that adeptly conceals minor cuts and scratches. Hinoki wood, or Japanese cypress, has natural antibacterial properties that make it ideal for kitchen prep work. The straight, subtle grain of Hinoki makes this stain-resistant board attractive enough for use at the table as well as in the kitchen. Hinoki wood is resistant to rotting and fungus growth, and has a naturally fresh citrus fragrance. Ideal cutting board for protecting the razor-sharpness of Shun knives. Made in Japan.