SKU: 9016


Japanese Binchotan (White Oak Charcoal)

22 pound box - Vietnam

Technically, Binchō-tan or white charcoal or binchō-zumi is a traditional charcoal from Japan. It dates to the Edo period, when during the Genroku era, a craftsman named Bichū-ya Chōzaemon began to produce it in Tanabe, Wakayama. The traditional raw material of the white oak pressed charcoal is oak, specifically ubame oak (Quercus phillyraeoides), now the official tree of Wakayama Prefecture. Wakayama continues to be a major producer of high-quality charcoal, with the town of Minabe, Wakayama producing more binchō-tan than any other town in Japan. Binchōtan is a type of Lump charcoal or Hardwood charcoal.