Matsutake Mushroom, which can be distinguished by its brownish cap and a plump white stem, grows at the roots of red pine trees. The best Matsutake mushrooms are not very long, but those that measure about15cm and have caps yet to open up like umbrellas and have a good aroma. Demand for this mushroom is also high in Japan, especially during this time of the year when it is widely consumed during the Obon Festival, also commonly referred to as the Ghost Festival.
Dendrocalamus Latiflorus Bamboo also known as Giant Bamboo is a giant tropical and subtropical clumping species. This bamboo has sweet edible shoots and is often used in light construction. Sweet bamboo is a densely tufted, sympodial, evergreen bamboo. The plant has edible young shoots. There is good international trade, especially to Japan, North America, Europe and other areas of Asia. The plant is also cultivated as an ornamental in some areas.
Bamboo Charcoal comes from pieces of bamboo plants, harvested after at least five years, and burned in ovens at temperatures ranging from 800 to 1200 °C. It benefits environmental protection by reducing pollutant residue. It is an environmentally functional material featuring excellent absorption properties. In China and Japan, many people use bamboo charcoal as cooking fuel, as well as to dry tea.
Wood Pellets are the most common type of pellet fuel and are generally made from compacted sawdust and related industrial wastes from the milling of lumber, manufacture of wood products & furniture and construction. Pellets are categorized by their heating value, moisture and ash content, and dimensions. They can be used as fuels for power generation, commercial or residential heating, and cooking. Pellets are extremely dense and can be produced with a low moisture content (below 10%) that allows them to be burned with a very high combustion efficiency.