What induces a deep breath when stepping into a forest?
Why do we feel dignified beauty from traditional Japanese-style houses?
Life in Japan represents a history of coexistence between nature and human beings.
People have enjoyed the blessings of nature such as the forests and four seasons.
The blessings of nature are from microorganisms deep underground,
animals running around fields and hills, and wind and water circulating sky and ground.
All of them have been fostered under the laws of nature.
Forest is not "timber".
Some standards are being forgotten.
Short-term economics are making false decisions.
Japan has many forests which has been forgotten.
Forest, is not timber.
Forest is the base for co-existence and it is also the blessing of nature.
Now is the time to reconsider the value of the forest in a 100-year perspective.
To explore the possibilities of the trees, the forest, the regional town and
the Japanese life style which has been passed onto generations.
To capture the great potential hidden in such mundane day-to-day life.
This is what Hidakuma aims to do.