Japanese zelkova has been treated as one of the best broadleaf trees in Japan since ancient times because of its strength, durability and resistance to decay.

Zelkova is a heavy and very hard wood, but it is not so difficult to process and if you take your time, you can do it just like any other tree species.

It is one of the hardwoods that I highly recommend, and is used for wooden building materials, Japanese drums, shrines and temples, furniture, counters, small items, etc.