When the Nibutani Elementary School was rebuilt in 1911, a Japanese Katsura (cercidiphyllum japonicum/cinnamomum cassia) tree that was standing on the Ninaraga was cut down. Woodcutters cut it into boards, and villagers brought the boards to the school by putting them into a net. The boards were used for making the couch.
In 1957, when the elementary school was dismantled, Shigeru Kayano received the couch and kept it until now. He decided to use it as a chair as well as keep for display.
Please touch and feel the wood that was used to make this couch more than 100 years ago. In the past, there were many Katsura trees like this in this area.