Woodcraft

Japan has abundant forests with various kinds of trees. As buildings made of wood would flexibly sustain earthquakes it was quite natural for Japan to develop a strong culture of wood. Wood has unmatched warmth, responsiveness and natural beauty, qualities that traditional crafts take advantage of and emphasize when making objects for decoration and day-to-day use. Woodcrafts are found from the north to the south of Japan. Artisans use various woods types, including bamboo, cypress, cedar and many more.