Forestry Experience Workshops for Traditional Culture in Kyoto


Kyoto Model Forest Association (KMFA) held the Forestry Experience Workshops for Traditional Culture on Sunday November 30th.
KMFA is designated to maintain the Kyoto Kiyotaki forest, owned by Misui & Co. Ltd., for the cultivation of pines and azalea.(The forest location: Umegahata, Ukyou-ku, Kyoto-shi)

These trees are supplied as firewood, for traditional festivals such as Daimonji Gozan no Okuribi (Daimonji Bonfire) and Kurama no Hi-Matsuri (Kurama Fire Festival).

Forest organizations, companies and students from Osaka and Nara joined the workshop, and the chairperson and the vice-chair person of Kurama Fire Festival Preservation Society lead them. Participants enjoyed working while sweating under the clear autumn sky and, as a result, the forest is now much lighter than it was.