Wood

Wood

With almost 70% of its landmass covered by forest, for the Japanese, trees have been a source of life and livelihood since ancient times.

At times a spiritual connection, wood was granted an application in every aspect of home and temple. Use was found to make houses, paper, objects, or to present on tableware the fruits themselves harvested from trees.

This connection with the forest, remains a crucial aspect of life through crafts in Japan.