|KEY WORD : architecture / general terms|
| Also called shirata 白太. Sapwood. The
part of a tree trunk miki 幹, that is just beneath the bark juhi
樹皮. The material between the bark and the heartwood *shinzai
心材. Sapwood is generally less durable and more porous with a higher water
content than heartwood. The year rings form in the sapwood which is the
living part of the tree. It is softer and younger than heartwood and tends
to warp and shrink if not well seasoned. It is lighter in color than heartwood.
Depending on the species of tree when stripped of bark, it may have a whitish
or light color.
a) *shinzai 心材 b) henzai 辺材
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