Hida is blessed with a rich variety of broad-leafed trees, delicious water, mountains, a beautiful townscape and traditional ‘kumiki’ joinery technology – all combining for a ‘monozukuri’ spirit that runs deep in the region. At Hidakuma we aim to up-cycle these resources into a form of regional value through utilizing digital fabrication, IT, and technology.

Wood Procurement

Wood Procurement

We provide opportunities for architects, designers and creators to see, touch, and play with a wide variety of unique woods in the process of creating interiors and products. Collaboration with local companies
and sawmills enables procurement for a wide range of woods, with a focus on regional materials from Hida. At Hidakuma, we also provide support for finishing and processing as well as transforming wood materials into data.

Support for Japanese ‘Monozukuri’

Support for Japanese ‘Monozukuri’

Use of digital fabrication technologies such as 3D printers and laser cutters increases the efficiency of the ‘monozukuri’ process – combinations of different materials, furniture and products using ‘kumiki’ joinery techniques – we provide the place and opportunities for new discoveries in ‘monozukuri’ to be made.

Accommodation / Group Lodgings

Accommodation / Group Lodgings

Hidakuma provides you with a place for long term stays or group visits so that you can concentrate on your ‘monozukuri’ and prototypes while enjoying the rich natural surroundings, delicacies, and delicious Japanese sake of Hida and interacting with the warm local residents. Please take this chance to mix the unique personalities of broad-leafed trees and ‘kumiki’ joinery with the latest digital and fabrication technologies to produce new and creative output.