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Hand made New Year's card
Happy New Year!!I hope you will have a great Year!Did you send New Year's cards?We made our company's New Year's cards by ourselves.In recent years, the use of New Year's cards have been decreasing, and I think that many people do so by email or telephone nowadays.And some companies do not send New Year's cards in consideration of the environment.I understand that way. But at the same time, I want to keep the analog traditions in order to fight with the too convenient world. This year we made a simple wooden stamp.Stamping one by one makes a nice taste.They are same but different that what we like about handmade. Each one has own expression and warmth.We introduce you to the warmth of Satoyama this year as well! I wish you the best 2020!
Hand made laurel swag
The other day, a gardener friend gave me laurel leaves with the branches.Laurel seems to be commonly used for garden trees, and it seems better to prune it regularly.So, this time I got a share of laurel.Laurels are called lauriers or bay leaves and can be used as spices.And if you put it in a rice bag or a closet, it will also help repel insects.(If you use it in a closet, put it in a mesh bag.) The laurel I got was hanging on a wood stove for a while. And my wife made a swag for the children's room by using the laurel. The laurel is already super dry, but it is quite nice looking.My wife decorated it nicely with vines with red and dark blue fruits that grew around.There is a bear bell at the top of the swag.My wife says,"I put the bear bell for wishing my children don't have a bear attack."Sounds good! Why don't you make a swag by yourself!?I think it's easy, just bundle dried flowers and just hang them. You can make something swag.
Relax by Kyoto mountain aroma essential oil
When I feel tired, I take a walk on a mountain road near my house. I like the smell in the forest it is very pleasant and relaxing.I could remember smells that I have smelled a long time ago.I wonder why and I searched about it.The sense of smell is the most instinctive of the five senses, and the information of smell is transmitted directly to the hippocampus of the limbic system. So that's why I could remember the smell clearly.Today I would like to introduce an aroma essential oil set "Kaori no Mori", by using this item you can enjoy the fragrance of the mountains of Keihoku in your daily life.The set has aroma diffuser and aroma essential oil that is used Keihoku cedar and Kuromoji(Japanese Lindera) essential oil blend.This essential oil distilled by Suginosei a local aroma oil maker and blended by Ms. Tamao Maekawa an aroma fragrance designer of Kyo-aroma Breath.The aroma diffuser was jointly developed by Ms. Maekawa and SATOYAMA DESIGN (my company). The material is used Keihoku cedar. We have been selling it for about 1 year in handmade markets, and since many people liked it, then we have started selling set "Kaori no Mori" with blended oil.The package design is designed by SATOYAMA DESIGN.I think it would be very nice for a gift.The inside looks like this. You can use this on the desk in the office. Cute isn't it?And of course, it smells good.To use, just drop a few drops of essential oil on the diffuser."Kaori no Mori" will be released soon at Roadside Station Woody Keihoku.(It will also be available in limited quantities in Satoyama design office.)There are 3 prices for "Kaori no Mori".Kuromoji Blend Set¥4300 tax includedOpen the door (a blend of cedar)¥4400 tax includedKyo Forest (a blend of cedar and Japanese maple)¥5500 tax includedPlease check it out.Ms. Maekawa says, "Essential oil is not only for aromatherapists and treatments, but also for more people to enjoy the fragrance of essential oil easily, so I decided to make this product. Suginosei's cedar and kuromoji are organic, the quality is guaranteed. Would you like to try Maekawa's original blend?If so good news for you.Do you know "GOOD NATURE STATION"? (a complex with restaurants and hotel and organic cosmetic shops) which opened in Shijo Kawaramachi the other day. On the 1st floor, at GOOD NATURE MARKET, the bio marche that sells many organic products will be held on Friday, December 13th.Kyo-aroma Breath will also open a store in Marche to hold aroma soap workshops and aroma cologne making workshops.The entry fee for the aroma soap workshop is 1,200 yen.You can make a beautiful jewel-like soap. It's almost a waste to use it. you can make original cologne from your favorite essential oil at aroma cologne making workshop. Workshop fees 1,000 - 1,500 yen.Of course, we also sell essential blend oil and "Kaori no Mori" diffuser set.Blended oil is sold from 450 yen for 1 ml, and recommended for those who want to try it.If you're interested in aroma essential oils, but don't know which one to choose, please try it!----Vio MarcheDate and time: Friday, Friday, January 10, Friday, December 13, 10: 00 ~ 15: 00Location (GOOD NATURE STATION 1F GOOD NATURE MARKET)318 6 Inari-cho, 2 chome, Shijo Sagaru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City(On January 10, the WS Workshop on Making Aroma Soap will be held in the hotel lobby on the 4th floor at 16: 00 ~ 18: 00.)Kyo-aroma BreathInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/kyoaroma_breath/?hl=jaAddress: (SATOYAMA DESIGN) Nishichoda 21-3 Shuzan-cho, Keihoku, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
Hand made himmel ornament
I heard Christmas decoration has begun in the city.Christmas-like himmel ornament is decorated year-round in our living room.Himmel is a traditional ornament from Finland and other Northern Europe.Himmel means "heaven" in Swedish and is displayed in the room as "a wish for family happiness".This himmel's wheat straw was grown by our friend and my wife made this.(The snow crystal himmel is from Finland. My wife bought it. I've been believing that my wife made the snow crystal one as well until today.)How about getting one for your house?It's natural and cute.I wish for your family happiness.
Erba's wood stove made me a bit eco friendly
It's been 3 years since we started using a wood stove.And it's been working great.This stove was made by Erba kobo.Erba kobo is run by two artisans Mr. Hagiwara and Mr. Takahara.They do really good work.(CHeck the article of Erba kobo guesthouse. You can stay and see their works iron, pottery and felt.)The stove designed very simple and looking cool.I need this stove to survive in Keihoku's cold winter.The price of the stove is 120,000 to 150,000 JPY and 10 % tax. It's a bargain price!(Ask them the total included price with chimneys, transportation and construction. The price changes in the situation.)It may be not easy to use a wood stove in cities.Using the woodstove is suitable for Keihoku.It's easy to get firewoods, have a space for stock, neighbors don't care about smoke much, and it's cold in Keihoku.I spend 20,000 to 30,000 JPY for firewood in a season.And I correct some firewoods by myself which is priceless. I think it's a little bit cheaper than buying kerosene. And way cheaper than electricity. It's really good to know where the energy I use comes from. I feel great.Do you know where the energy you use comes from??It might from a nuclear power station or burning coal. It might be causing the environment problem without our notice.By using a woodstove, I think we can care more about the energy we use.And looking at fire warms your heart up.
Keihoku song and future concert 2019
We have many event in Autumn in Japan.Sports events, festivals, Food events, and art events.Let me inform you about a music event "Keihoku song and future concert 2019".An orchestra Amicitia performs at this concert collaborates with Keihoku local students. Mr. Tokiwa is the representative and project leader of Amicitia Orchestra and who is works in Kyoto city as a Kyoto northern mountain area activator.He organizes this music concert as an interactive event to get new awareness for local students and orchestra members by having an interactive workshop and trying to solve the social issue.Great isn't it!?See their smiles, I can see the bright future. ◎ Keihoku Uta and Future ConcertNovember 10, 2019 (Sunday) 15:00 opening 15:30 start At: Keihoku Goudouchosha 3F hall1-1 Kamiterada, Shuzan-cho, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto-cityAmy Kitia Orchestrahttps://www.orchestra-amicitia.org/https://www.facebook.com/orche.amicitia/
New style of traditional wood work "MURAYAMA MOKKO"
The other day, I went to see a Sashimonoshi(Traditional cabinetmaker) Mr. Shinichi Murayama.He makes beautiful woodworks without nails. And His company "MURAYAMA MOKKO" makes huge interior using 3D Kumiko Zaiku technique(Kumiko Zaiku is like a wooden super fine muntin).This technique has been used in Japanese architecture only.But Murayama Mokko uses this technique for western hotel and chapel and makes a beautiful decoration like huge wooden artwork.So cool.For the big work, they use a few hundred thousand parts to build it by using hand one by one.This work above photo becomes photo below.An artisan using a thread saw.The photo below is a wooden lamp used thread sawed parts.It takes enormous time to make these 3D great works.Not many artisans can make these.Mr. Murayama says "Designers ask me tall orders that other artisans would refuse. But I would take any difficult orders. I love challenging, it's fun. And That is the chance for us to show our skills. "I think Murayama Mokko is our hope to pass our tradition wood work to the next generations.From small things to huge things any Kumiko woodwork you can ask them to make it.Check their website to see more works. --------株式会社 村山木工 MURAYAMA MOKKOhttps://www.mu-wood.com/20 Kamenoko, Higae-cho, Keihoku, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi075-853-0481
Art craft music fes "Tsukuru Mori"
In Autumn we have a lot of events in Keihoku.So let me introduce an art craft music event "Tsukuru Mori" on September 22nd(Sun) and 23(Mon).It is created by local artisans, craftsmen, and musicians. Connecting people inter-locally by creating this event.Many Catering booths where you can taste local foods like gibier, organic foods.And You can join craft and music workshops. Find artworks in the forest.Listen to many kinds of world music on stage.You can enjoy Until 10 pm on 22nd. You can stay over on 22nd by camp field costs just 500 yen.It's gonna be super fun.I'm excited about it. Let's create "Tsukuru mori" together!Don't miss it.--------◎Tsukuru Mori Date : September 22nd(Sun) and 23(Mon).Place：Awl Keihoku Address: 2 Toridani, Shimonaka-cho, Keihoku, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shiWebsite: https://www.tsukurumori.com/Facebook： ツクル森アート・クラフト・世界の音楽会