Cul de Sac

Cul de Sac's Tokyo store above their workshop

Aomori Hiba's fragrance is like "breathing in forest air."

One of Japan's most precious timbers, Aomori Hiba has been used in the construction of temples and shrines for thousands of years. The tree grows slowly over hundreds of years and can withstand harsh weather conditions, include heavy snowfall. Hiba wood is naturally antiseptic, deodorising, insect repelling, water resistant and beautifully aromatic.

Based in Tokyo, Cul de Sac designs and manufactures a range of relaxing and functional hiba products for the home. With sustainability at the core of their processes, Cul de Sac uses every part of the tree to minimise manufacturing waste. 

The introduction of Cul de Sac's textile brand, Filhiba, brought forth a new use for the Aomori hiba. Their fabrics are infused with tree's natural chemical properties, creating a line of apparel and bath linens rich in the many benefits of Aomori hiba. Even their natural dyes are made from hiba leaves and bark. 

A range of Cul de Sac and Filhiba lifestyle products can be found in our collection.


Aomori Hiba trees in Aomori, Japan
The Cul de Sac Tokyo workshop with logs of Hiba wood
A Cul de Sac craftsman planing a hiba wood chopping board