Open workshop using wood from trees damaged in the earthquake: ‘MOTTAINAI x Everyone’s Forest’

Since the earthquake, Tokyo Board Industries, a company specializing in processed wooden construction materials,
has been making particle board using demolition wood from Tagajo City, Miyagi.

The size 36 particle board is made exclusively from wood damaged by the earthquake that is chipped and compressed.
What was once rubble became a canvas for workshop participants. At five venues in Tokyo,
trees were painted onto the particle board in four steps creating a ‘forest’ from the once damaged wood.
Workshops consisted of the following four steps.

• 100 adults and children were asked to draw a forest of trees.
• The outlines of the trees were traced onto the particle board.
• The trees were painted.
• Fruit, flowers and animals were cut from separate sheets and stuck onto the forest.

The project, titled ‘Everyone’s Forest’ was completed during the summer vacation,
with participants enjoying a picnic within the ‘forest’ on the 8th floor of Hikarie in Shibuya.

Tokyo Spice Chief of Onagawa Curry which provided free cooked meals after the earthquake came and held a
‘curry kitchen’ at the event. Participants could watch video letters and learn more about the post earthquake reality.
All proceeds from the ‘curry kitchen’ were put towards Great East Japan Earthquake relief efforts via the Mainichi Welfare Foundation.

■ Event Dates
・【step.1】June 16, 2012 (Sat) – Candle Night
・【step.2】June 18 (Mon) – 22 ( Fri), 2012 – MOTTAINAI STATION & SHOP
・【step.3】June 23 (Sat) – 24 (Sun), 2012 – MOTTAINAI Festa
・【step.4】July 11 (Wed) – 22 (Sun), 2012 – Shibuya Hikarie 8
・【step.5】July 24 (Tue) – 29 (Sun), 2012 – Water and Green Environment Week 2012

■ Venues
・【step.1】Candle Night: Zojo-ji Temple
・【step.3】MOTTAINAI Festa: Akihabara UDX
・【step.4】Shibuya Hikarie 8: 8F, Shibuya Hikarie
・【step.5】Water and Green Environment Week 2012: Minato City Eco-plaza

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Kyoco Taniyama

Kyoco Taniyama :
Born in Aichi.
Completed graduate course at Musashino Art University College of Art and Design.
Creates spatial works with emphasis on the history and characteristics of each place.
Aims to ‘create opportunities within our daily lives to enhance feelings of joy and beauty. To feel,
share, and connect with life.’Toured Canada, Australia and Tokyo with ‘Space Jack!’ exhibition (2001)
and ‘ARCHITYPE’ exhibition (2005).Joined Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2008), Setouchi Triennale (2010), and others.

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Junya Sakumoto

Junya Sakumoto :
Born in 1975. Joined TRICO INTERNATIONAL in 2005 following graduation from Tama Art University Faculty of Art and Design,
Setsu Mode Seminar, and experience in interior retail. Went solo in 2009 and established ‘sakumotto’.
Fields of work include art, design direction, interior paint curating, project development, sales, wholesale, product MD,
PR, etc. Manages gallery & shop ‘sakumotto’, ‘sakumotto online store’, and ‘HAPPA Gallery’.