September 28, 2016

Going on a hike among the giant cedars of more than 700-800 years old, you can't imagine how gigantic they are. We may be just 2 hours from the bustling Kyoto city, yet it amazes that we are in such a different world. Keihoku has been a historical supplier of wood materials to the Kyoto capital since 1200 years ago, so being among these giant, ancient evergreen trees and learning about the rich history behind them is a definitely a humbling experience. 
 

September 28, 2016

When you walk in forests of Keihoku, you might bump into a forestry artisan who cuts branches of cedars or cypress to let them grow straight. These are our professional tree climbers. 

"Have you ever fallen down?" I asked him. "Of course, several times." He replied smilingly as if it was no big deal. "Though it was quite painful", he added. 
 

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