Hinoki is a type of Japanese cypress known for its beauty and delicate, natural fragrance. Ideal for use in a cutting board, this medium-soft wood "gives" as you cut, helping to preserve the edges of your fine cutlery. Hinoki is the perfect cutting surface for all your fine Shun knives. The large 20" x 14" surface offers enough space for all general-purpose cooking tasks. This board also features a handy juice groove around the edge of the board so juice gets caught in the groove for less mess and easy clean up. The wood for the hinoki boards is grown in Japan and is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council for sustainable forest management practices.