Hello from Keihoku!

Hi there. We are SATOYAMA DESIGN.

We moved to mountainous area called Keihoku, from Tokyo and other big cities, around 5 years ago.

In Keihoku, forestry has been the major industry for more than 1,000 years, and wood materials from here used to be shipped via Katsura river and used for construction of the old capital, Kyoto. Around 1 hour drive brings you to the beautiful "satoyama", and you can feel the old history and culture connected to the old capital.

*satoyama; sustainable settlements where nature and humans closely live together in harmony.


From now on, we'll introduce local lives and culture in the beautifully changing seasons in this blog.