We are making the area stretching from the urban heart of Kyoto to the mountainous region of Keihoku, located an hour by car northwest of the city, our base. While the “Forest of Craft” is a symbol for our work that is not limited to any particular region, our efforts in Kyoto-Keihoku can serve as a model for others to follow. In Keihoku we are focusing on two initiatives. These initiatives have the purpose of connecting the forest, which is the fountainhead of all craftsmanship, and crafts, which are a manifestation of people’s enduring connection with nature.
In order to create an ecosystem of Cyclical Craftsmanship, we are borrowing the knowledge and skills of forestry industry professionals to cultivate a forest that will continue to support crafts long into the future. We are taking care to do this as sustainably as possible.
Using wood, which is the main natural resource of Keihoku, along with sustainable Urushi, we are looking to create a community where craftsmanship is born. We are also implementing the vision of Fab Village Keihoku.