The project got its start from one black and white photograph.
The photograph showed an “on-the-water” lumberyard and the many logs floating upon it.
It didn’t take us long to begin wishing that we could bring such a scenery back,
and spread knowledge about what a wonderful place Shinkiba is.
People, concepts and materials started to gather,
and what started as a small wave soon grew into a tide pool involving many people and the entire region.
Then, in September of 2017, we received approval from the government to start the Shinkiba UMIDOKO Project
and was able to take our next step forward.
Restore the photo image of Shinkiba
The restore the aerial photograph of Shinkiba to digital photograph. We truly realized that this view is the origin of Shinkiba.
We held rally
We held the first rally with our local lumber companies. We made sure our goal is ONE.
We collected garbage by the Tokyo bay, as a part of the research.
We started volunteering to collect the garbage.
The Shinkiba UMIDOKO project has been started.
This project is implemented as part of the Demonstration Program Project for the Exploration of Local Resources by the Tokyo Conversation and Visitors Bureau.
On the day of the wood, UMIDOKO Wood Art Week2017 was held.
We held an art exhibition, the collaboration of lumber company and artists. The exhibition was held for a week.