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.