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Who Is Forest?

Background

Forest is a business located in Kochi prefecture, where 84% of the land is forest. It has the largest amount of forest resources in Japan. Forest takes advantage of this ideal location to manufacture various home decor products made of wood and bamboo grown in the area. Forest makes sure that the charm, warmth and blessing of wood and bamboo in Kochi are showcased in its products.

bamboo forest Japan

History of Wood in Kochi

Kochi Prefecture was used to be called Tosa, and the wood from the area was called “Tosa wood” in the Edo period (1603-1868). Tosa wood gained enormous popularity all over the country as a result of receiving "Japan's best" from Taiko (Imperial adviser) Hideyoshi at the time of building of Osaka Castle.

osaka castle history of wood in kochi
wood bamboo home decor