The Japanese Wood and Culture Seminar is organized by the Japan Wood-Products Export Association (JWPEA) to promote the quality, usage, art and culture of Japanese wood materials. The following four lectures are presented for the comprehensive understanding of the Japanese wood and culture, together with the traditional and modern application of wood materials, knowledge and techniques.
Characteristics of Yakisugi, presented by Nakamoto Forestry (Download PDF)
Interior of Tea-Ceremony Room, presented by Hanamasu Mokko Ltd. (Download PDF)
Characteristics of Shina from Hokkaido and Shirakaba, presented by Takizawa Venner Co., Ltd. (Download PDF)
Japanese Wood Culture and Promotional Activity for Education of Wood, presented by Japan Wood Culture Society (JWCS) (Download PDF)
Japan Wood-Products Export Association (JWPEA)
Wendell Castle was one of the most renowned contemporary artists in the US, and regardless of the traditional furniture or the modern art design, Wendell always made his own unique style of creations. Unfortunately, Wendell had passed away in January, 2018, not only was it shocking to the art field, but making the footage of Wendell’s speech about the art of furniture making at Furniture Society Conference 2016 in Philadelphia even more valuable. During the conference, Wendell elaborated on how the combination of arts, creativity, and critical thinking could have impacts on an artist’s working style. Besides, Wendell also shared anecdotes about his long artistic career and explained how the digital technology has affected his work.