Connecting the forest and children
Creating an activity base
In 2020, we will create an activity base to convey the splendor of the forest (satoyama) to children together with the local people, mainly mothers who have moved to this area in a small village surrounded by mountains in the Takato area of Ina City, Nagano Prefecture. I've been going since spring. The plan is to renovate an old folk house that is about 100 years old on weekends over several years. By creating an activity base for living with art, children will feel the importance of trees, forests, and satoyama. , I am helping to learn Satoyama, including myself and adults.
In 2022, with a grant from the Tokyo University of the Arts' "I LOVE YOU" project, local people will spend one year building windows and walls in rooms without fittings on the north side of an old folk house that only had shutters. I created a space where I can place the piano I received from Yamano Musical Instruments. We turned that room into a gallery where you can enjoy paintings and music. (Click on the photo for details)
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Creating a Forest Stage (2021)
In FY2021, based on a grant from the Tokyo University of the Arts "I LOVE YOU" project, a workshop was held and a stage was built in the large garden on the east side of the old private house using local lumber from Ina City. (For details, click on the photo.)
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Building a Forest Caveat (2020)
In FY2020, a woodworking workshop was held to reconstruct the damaged south wall by mixing old wood with new wood (local wood from Ina City) and designing it to look like a mountain.
(Click on the photo for details)
We have compiled a record of our activities to date. In addition to the workshops, local people have been working hard to create the place. We would like to record the gradual development of the place.