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Based in London and Tokyo, we are an organistion with the purpose of examining and promoting the nuanced use of wood in Japanese art, craft, architecture and engineering.

From the utilisation of wood in art, architecture, furnishings and commerce in Japanese culture, both aesthetically and economically they are regarded as the quintessence of its craft in the Edo period. However, between the many catastrophic events which befell Tokyo in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the prioritisation of economic reform and rapid construction after the Second World War, preference was taken in the form of other building materials and styles.  This site dedicated to the cultural use of wood in Japan, linking from its past and into the future.


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