About Us
JAPAN
Nation of Trees.
Nation of Forests.

Japan is a country that takes pride in its many varieties of trees and forests. Approximately 67% of the country's total land mass is wooded terrain, a number that puts it on par with countries well known for greenery like Finland or Sweden. A lesser known fact is that over 40% of that same total is composed of man-made forests. These are often found in mountainous areas, and for decades now the regular oversight necessary to properly maintain them has fallen to the same local residents, residents who have now reached old age. With each passing year, the number of people willing to take part in the planting and upkeep of mountain forest regions is growing smaller, while at the same time the number of trees lost to agricultural development, man-made forest fires, and the excess felling of trees for lumber world-wide has grown to over 12,600,000 per year, an area equal to nearly 1/3 the size of Japan itself. With that said, it must be acknowledged that even with these advanced construction techniques, drilling holes in the bark and attaching metal bolts cannot be said to be good for the tree's health. We are not ecologists in the traditional sense of the word. Our job is to excite people and re-ignite their interest in nature. In the long term, this will serve to focus more attention on the forests themselves. In the short term, it will fulfill a need in city residents to re-experience the raw excitement of the outdoors. We know from personal experience that nothing can meet this need better than climbing into a treehouse. It is a form of amusement free from all systems or ideology. Primitive, yet modern. Through treehouses we find fun, adventure, and feel on a deeper level, the importance of nature in our daily lives.