28m 00s
Japanese Cedar
DESIGN TALKS plus
28m 00s

Broadcast on November 28, 2019
Available until November 28, 2020

Around 70% of Japan is covered in forests. Japanese cedar is an indigenous species that's been used in everyday life for centuries. It's easy to work with and has a beautiful grain that's perfect for many designs. Cedars that grew to enormous size have even become objects of worship. However, falling demand means cedars are starting to destabilize forest environments and their pollen has become a major problem. Join designer Katsushi Nagumo as he explores new ways to bring the culture of Japanese cedars into the future.