Hard maple that originates around the Great Lakes of North America.
The tree has been used for bowling lanes and basketball courts, and has been told that it is used to make a favorite bat for a former major home-run batter, Barry Bonds, since this tree known as Maple in Japan is hard, sticky and resistant to shocks.
These information suggests a close relationship with North American culture. Maple is also widely used as a floor material for dance halls. It is said to be related to Chicago, a place of which represent a vibrant city for musical and dancing around the Great Lakes. It would be wonderful for couple to dance on the floor with the taste of beautiful grain of natural living wood.