In this corner, we convey the current state of domestic forests, their challenges, functions of the forest, and the importance of the forest cycle.
1.Wood Value Cycle zone
What roles do forests have? This corner conveys the current state of domestic forests, their challenges, the functions they serve, and the importance of the forest cycle, while also addressing the following questions:
1.Are Japan's forests increasing or decreasing?
2.Is it really better to cut down trees?
3.Why is thinning necessary in forests?
4.What role do forests play for people and society?
5.What does the forest cycle involve?
What does the job of forestry involve when entering the forest? Here we focus on an overview of forestry and introduce people related to the industry. We also explore the potential of future forestry through the use of ICT technology in "smart forestry."
We display the process from logging in the forest to sawing and processing, allowing visitors to appreciate the expansion of wood use in housing, furniture, and daily necessities. With the social background of carbon neutrality and SDGs efforts, we exhibit the trends in medium to large-scale wooden buildings. We also introduce various technologies such as densification, bending, and compression that are applicable to furniture and daily goods beyond construction.
General Distribution Wood Samples
Surface Consolidation Materials
Pre-cut wood samples
CLT (orthogonal laminated timber)
Japan CLT Associationhttps://clta.jp/
Fire-resistant laminated wood
Utilization (Consumer Goods) Corner
We exhibit actual products to show how timber, which has passed through the stages of forest, forestry, distribution, and processing, is utilized in people's lives.
By physically handling them, visitors can appreciate the new possibilities of using domestic timber.
Cedar Dining Chair
Manufactured by Furniture Studio Hirohata Woodworking:https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1823/
a piece of forest
WISE WISE Inc. / Yukio Hashimoto Design Studio / Yoshizaki Corporation /Ikeda Lumber Company Ltd.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/913/
Utilization (Distribution Materials) Corner
Non-residential and medium to large-scale wooden constructions using general distribution materials and new building materials are gaining attention. We deliver the allure of architectures that utilize wood for various purposes, such as creating forests in cities, conveying regional charm with wood, and leveraging the benefits of timber.
HULIC &New GINZA 8
Takenaka Corporation / Hulic Corporation / Kengo Kuma Architectural & Urban Design Office / West Shirakawa District Forestry Association / Kyowa Lumber Co.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1675/
FLATS WOODS Kiba
Takenaka Corporation / Saito Wood Industry Co., Ltd. / Cypress Sunadaya Co., Ltd. / Mitsui Bussan Forest Co., Ltd. / Yamasaki Lumber Co., Ltd. / Yamachou Shouten Co., Ltd.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1371/
2.Wood Solution zone
The "Wood Solution Zone" is divided into three corners: "Decarbonization & SDGs Solutions," "Well-being Solutions," and "Regional Value Enhancement Solutions," introducing solutions that domestic timber offers to themes that society focuses on.
Timber contributes to the prevention of global warming from three aspects: carbon sequestration, reduction in energy use during production, and as an alternative to fossil fuels. Timber use is considered a potent means especially in corporate activities that emphasize the shift towards a decarbonized society and the strengthening of SDGs initiatives. This corner provides a detailed look at the relationship between timber use and decarbonization.
Research has shown that timber has various effects such as lowering blood pressure, relaxing the body, reducing stress, and enhancing the function of immune cells. We introduce the effects that olfactory, tactile, and visual stimulation from timber have on human physiology and psychology, clarifying the benefits of wooden and wood-based construction.
Experience walking on different types of wood and different materials
Experience the difference in tactile temperature between wood and metal
Experience the difference in aroma of different tree species
In various regions, efforts are made to utilize forests to create attractive products with the participation of young and creative talents, as well as to connect cities and forests for regional revitalization. This corner introduces initiatives from three regions.
3.Wood Lifestyle zone
Residential Space - Living Corner
In the living room where you spend much time, we have created a refreshing space by incorporating greenery, which is highly compatible with timber. Please fully experience the charm of timber through floors, furniture, and stylish miscellaneous goods.
Hita cedar modern design furniture series
DINOS CORPORATION / IKASAS DESIGN Corporation / Moble Corporation / Ueki Sangyo Corporationhttps://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1819/
Hita cedar modern book rack
DINOS CORPORATION / UEKI SANGYO CORPORATION / IKASAS DESIGN / Sion Corporation / MS Corporationhttps://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1601/
Fascinating pen tray and Japanese colored wooden-axle pen "KOMURA"
Wooden-axle pen workshop KIKI / Hirakawa Lumber Company Ltd.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/2050/
Uzukuri Puzzle -4piece- (Japanese only)
mokunowa / Takuya Baba / Haruki Corporation / Kenji Yamamotohttps://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/2052/
Residential Space - Dining Corner
With the concept of a woody space that enhances delicious meals, we have been particular about dining tables, cutlery, and lighting. You may discover new ways of using timber.
Wooden wine glass IPPONGI
Shoutou Lacquer Works, Ltdhttps://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1192/
Wooden Frozen Rice Container "COBITSU
Ohashi Weighing Company Ltd / Hideya Nanjihttps://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1485/
GRIND ARCHITECTS Akihide Takada / Motoki Maedahttps://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1419/
Style of Japan K.K.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1240/
KIRIFT Stocker Series
Art Wooden Boxes Urata / Doing Inc.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1618/
Kanemoku Industries, Inc.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1885/
Wooden Foldable Wheelchair Wooden Wheelchair Type 22
Kanemoku Industries, Inc.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/2080/
Hita cedar under-counter storage
有限会社 Koshin Kanagata Seisakusho Ki, Ltd.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/2048/
Forest Gin Kusaki Sake
Residential Space - Bedroom Corner
As a comfortable space for sleep and tranquility, we have furnished the bedroom with timber to create a healing atmosphere. Please experience the space that allows you to feel the comfort of timber at the end of the day and rejuvenate for tomorrow.
Isolite Building Materials, Inc.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/2074/
Fascinating pen tray and Japanese colored wooden-axle pen "KOMURA"https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1495/
Coat Hanger 'ALBERO'
Tendo Mokko Co., Ltd.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/745/
iLignos Mask Case
Nagoya Wood Co., Ltd.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1617/
[haus] Hinoki All In one Natural Skin Gel
Trade Label Co., Ltd. / Kenji Miyakihttps://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1842/
Storyo Co., Ltd.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1026/
Japanese Broadleaf Trees and Skilled Craftsmanship Create a Lightweight Carved Chair
KOMA Co., Ltd.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/767/
Storyo Co., Ltd.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1496/
Nakai Industry Co., Ltd.https://www.wooddesign.jp/db/production/1879/
Residential Space - Dining Corner
We have set up a relaxing space concept for a small garden party at home. We also have products that cater to the recent popularity of outdoor needs, not just for home use.
Laatikko ・ Moiré
Domestic Hinoki Barrel Sauna 'Refreshing Forest Sauna®'Toho Co., Ltd.
Toho Co., Ltd.https://www.tohowood.co.jp/barrelsauna
Enjoy a warm drink in a relaxing space where you can feel the warmth of wood.
Kuro-moji roasted coffee
Seasonal fruit drinks
Non-residential Space - Office Corner
Timbering the office can have a positive impact on employees, visitors, and society as a whole. As the government also promotes timbering, various support systems are in place, and we hope this can be an opportunity to advance timbering.
Non-residential Space - Educational Facilities Corner
Learning in a space that cultivates all five senses using the charm of wood is expected to have psychological and educational effects. We hope you will experience the wood-based space that fosters learning.
Non-residential Space - Welfare Facilities Corner
Timbering in welfare facilities can reduce the risk of injuries to users due to timber's ability to absorb impacts compared to concrete and others. It also provides a space that is closer to users from the perspectives of sound absorption and the warmth of appearance and smell.
Non-residential Space - Commercial Facilities Corner
Introducing a wooden space into commercial facilities can create a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for customers. It contributes to economic effects due to extended customer dwell time and enhances the branding of companies and stores.