Hinoki (Japanese cypress) is a species of cypress native to central Japan. It is a slow-growing tree which grows to 35 m tall with a trunk up to 1 m in diameter. It is grown for its very high quality timber in Japan, where it is used as a material for building palaces, temples, shrines, traditional noh theatres, table tennis blades and baths. The wood is lemon-scented, light pinkish-brown, with a rich, straight grain, and is highly rot-resistant. For example, Horyuji Temple and Osaka Castle are built from Hinoki wood. The hinoki grown in Kiso in Nagano Prefecture, used for building Ise Shrine, are called Go-Shin-boku "Tree where god stayed".