Kitayama logs are a product of traditional crafts that carefully peel the skin of Kitayama cedar and polish it by hand to give it a beautiful bark and luster. Although it was mainly used as a tokonoma, demand has dropped sharply due to the increase in the number of houses that do not have a tokonoma. This time, Kyoto Natural Factory has developed NENRIN so that this beautiful traditional craft of Kyoto will not be lost. However, it seems that it was difficult to commercialize it, and it took five years to complete it.
The NENRIN lineup consists of the "NENRIN mini DESHIBO", which is a natural squeezed log (commonly known as "Deshibo") body that pushes the beauty of the natural wood surface to the front, and the artificial squeezed log (same: Jinshibo), in which craftsmen create "wrinkles" on the wood surface. Two types of body "NENRIN mini JINS HIBO". Both are available in two colors, "natural color" and "dark color".
The approximate size is 32 cm wide x 20 cm high x 13 cm deep, and it is equipped with two 8 cm full-range wood cone speakers. The built-in amplifier has an output of 15W x 2. It can be used for music playback by wirelessly connecting an MP3 player, smartphone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth, or by connecting a cable via an AUX terminal that supports a 3.5mm stereo mini plug.