Don’t Miss Out! INTO THE WOODS: Crafted from Yoshino Nature

Don’t Miss Out! INTO THE WOODS: Crafted from Yoshino Nature

INTO THE WOODS is a series of annual pop-up events by Lumine Singapore. This year, they launched the third edition by introducing “Crafted from Yoshino Nature”. Likewise, the theme intends to draw our attention to our relationship with nature through the famed Yoshino cedar and cypress. The pop-up store is available to visit offline at Lumine Singapore at The Central in Clarke Quay from 26 November 2021 to 05 January 2022 or online by visiting Lumine Website.

A Collaboration with Japanese Craftsmanship

INTO THE WOODS Third Edition introduces Yoshino forest’s equilibrium of harmony between humans and nature from the beauty of Yoshino Wood, known as ‘the material that built Japan’. Accordingly, it is a special collaboration with the Nara Prefectural Government, Okuyamato Migration and Exchange Promotion Office. 

Bringing 14 woodworking Japanese craft makers together to celebrate the history and legacy of the Okuyamato, a collective of 19 cities, towns and villages in the Nara prefecture. Therefore, this collaboration aims to connect local producers from Japan with a worldwide audience seeking high-quality products.

Yoshino Wood to the World

All materials for this collaboration are gathered from Yoshino forests. Thus, visitors will get to experience the handiwork of this new generation of craftspeople to preserve the Yoshino forests. Additionally, these craftspeople not only bring innovation in their crafts but also let others dive deep into their thought processes.

Yoshino woods hold special value due to how they are grown. Yoshino forests are dense human-made forest clusters in the mountains of central Nara prefecture. Namely cedar, cypress, cherry, to horse chestnut, all are hand-grown with preserved traditional techniques. These craftspeople grow the trees in a way that make them retain an even-toned wood, with narrow growth rings and fine homogenous grain.

In brief, there is something about this collaboration that ignites the sparks we hold for nature. Amidst the environmental crisis raging across the world all the time, this exhibition offers a space for us to rethink ourselves as a part of the ecosystem. What roles do we play in the cycle of life and nature? And which of it we eventually dismiss for selfish reasons? 

We recommend visiting the offline exhibition because only then you can feel the full experience.

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