The secrets of Binchotan
The magic of Binchotan
Binchotan comes from the region of Kishu in Japan.
The quality of the charcoal also depends on the quality of the kiln making, the circulation of the air, the nature of the clay covering the inside surfaces.
The force of carbonisation
Binchotan is the result of the slow burning of ubamegashi wood (Holm oak), over two weeks, slowly reaching temperatures of up to 1300°C. The wood, by then 94% carbon, is plunged into a mixture of ashes, sand and soil, giving it a whitish colouras it cools rapidity, hence the name ‘white charcoal’.
Coalmakers craftsman of Kishu