Updated at 2022-04-15
66% of Japan is covered in forest. Wood can be said to be a gift from heaven. Japan's wood culture started over one thousand years ago with the influence of China. With the extreme dedication of Japanese artisans, many high-level wood processing techniques were developed, including sashimono, hikimono, magemono, kurimono, and yuimono. Over time, Japanese artisans began using their skills to create practical products, combining quality and practicality to enrich the daily lives of the Japanese people. The wooden pens in the picture are a perfect example of this integration.
Area: 294.65 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 70,156
Main industries/features: Industry, agriculture, husbandry