"Nezuko" (Thuja standishii) belongs to Cupressaceae (the Cypress family). It is a tall evergreen tree that is distributed from Tohoku district south to Chugoku district of Honshu and Shikoku in Japan. This tree grows from the mountains to the subalpine zone and can reach about 30 m in height. The leaves are scaly, larger than the "Hinoki cypress", and have inconspicuous stomatal lines on the back. It is monoecious, and the flowers bloom from March to April. The cones are ovate, about 1 cm long, and borne upwards. It is also known as "Kurobe", it is one of the "Kiso-goboku" (Five kinds of good trees from the Kiso region).