On August 9, 2017, an on-site lecture about forests was held at Sanson-Toshi-Koryuno Mori in Sakyo ward, Kyoto city. Kyoto Model Forest Association supported the activity by providing several members from the Kyoto Forest Instructors Association. The lectures were attended by 25 children who traveled after heavy rain towards three giant Japanese-cedar trees along the muddy mountain path. They were amazed at the size and vigor of the trees.
Mushrooms and fungi were noticed along the way, which were discussed in detail by the lecturers to enable children to deepen their interest in forest ecology.