The natural world is very cool. But when human creativity is added, it becomes very warm. Without being greedy, we use nature as a material, connect nature, and create nature. That is the way humans should be. Creativity without a name makes nature more heartwarming.



Uwa-mizu-zakura (Cherry Blossom) button

A Japanese cherry tree, Uwamizakura, blooms white flowers in my garden. I dried its hard branches for about six months to make small buttons. The small annual rings on the hard little branches depicted the years of its life.When two holes were drilled in the branches with small annual rings to make buttons, they started … Read more

Wreaths of forest blessings

The day when the sun is out the shortest. It is the moment when the life of all plants and flowers is stored in its shade. From the forest in our yard, I gathered seemingly dead vines, red berries, brown berries, and branches of trees that are always green to make a large wreath. It … Read more

Sundial watch

This is a sundial in the form of a wristwatch made from a tree in our ’zousouen’ garden. When the top of the clock is set to north, a thread shadow is cast to the right or left. We made this clock for many of you who want to rest at night, relax on a … Read more

Let’s take a video of a tree.

Let’s take a video of a tree growing in our neighborhood. When you stand in front of a tree, you can think about the invisible roots. Talk to the tree in front of you and listen to the voice of its branches and leaves spread wide open to the sky. If trees were close to … Read more

To increase the power of nature within me.

You already have the power within you to become one with nature. Let’s exercise that power. Here’s how you can increase that power. You can do it in a little time. You can do it no matter where you live. Stand in front of a tree. It can be a tree in the mountains, a … Read more

Walking the old streets and taking pictures.

When I walk along an old road, I want to walk slowly. But it’s not easy to walk slowly either. In such a case, we should walk together with a camera. Slowly observe and photograph things that we would normally pass by. The old paths know many things. Many things gather on the old paths. … Read more

Let’s start a small vegetable shop.

Try to sell your own harvested vegetables in front of your house. If you are not able to guard the store, place a box for customers to put their money in. Is there any possibility of theft? Trust humanity to be the best work in the universe. First, find out if you need a permit … Read more