Commemorative boards

Commemorative boards (“Toba” in Japanese) are made from 100% rift / semi rift lumber. Quality demands are very high for these products. They must be:

  • knotless
  • free of faults
  • without discoloration
  • straight-grained
  • finely textured

in short: made from the best the fir has to offer.

The boards are manufactured in three quality grades: A, B and C.


Commemorative boards play an important role in Japanese Buddhism. Comparable to flower arrangements, the boards will be painted by monks and then put on graves once a year to commemorate the deceased.

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