The KIZARA project utilizes excess wood from sustainable, man-grown Japanese Red Pine forests. The environmentally-friendly process sources trees that are thinned as part of an ecological movement to promote healthy forestry within Japan.
A lack of demand has hurt the eco-friendly forestry industry in Japan, strengthening foreign suppliers who pursue cheaper, unsustainable techniques. By creating a renewable wood product, KIZARA encourages not just the growth of a national industry but also the continued planting and maintaining of those trees. Using innovative techniques to create beautiful, functional paper objects, KIZARA has become an inspiring example of responsible creativity.