Monday, August 25, 2014

White Nachi & Black Nachi (黒那智、白那智)

Nachi stone have been used for Japanese garden from Edo era(1603-1868).
Main producer of the stone is Kumano-shi, Mie prefecture.
Black Nachi stone has pure black color and shiny surface. 

Black Nachi stone (kuro nachi)

White Nachi stone (shiro nachi)

Usage exsample

The stone is used for rainwater drainage ditch(*1), pavement(*2) (used as is or sometimes used with cement ), and as a gravel stone on the bottom of water (*3). 

*2 "Araidashi" exposed-aggregate finish


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