Volume Three celebrates Japan's enduring relationship with cedar. Known as sugi in Japanese, the tall branches of these sacred trees – a symbol of Shintoism – have long been intertwined with the spiritual culture of the country, believed to provide a means for kami to descend to earth.
In this issue we reflect upon on how Japan’s perception of cedar has evolved and changed from ancient appreciations to its view as somewhat of a modern day menace. We contemplate how we may effectively use cedar to become more sustainably attuned with Japan’s forested places and we visit creatives and designers whose visions are inspiring positive change and producing exquisite products along the way.
Volume Three is a celebration of artisanship and traditions and an embrace of contemporary cedar within our everyday life. Head to our online store to pre-order Volume Three now.