The Story of Trees

The subtropical forest of Okinawa.

It's a world full of diversity.

Sprouting from the earth, looking up at the sky, the sunlight, the comfort of the rain, the rustling of the wind,

The underground water veins, the tiny insects, birds and animals, the smell of flowers and moss, the intensity of the storm...

Even after it has been turned into lumber, the tree is still alive,

When you make an instrument, you start talking about a lot of things.

At Teruru's woodworking studio,

The creator, Takara, started collecting these 40 years ago when he decided to become a woodworker.

Made using precious Okinawan fine wood.

Aren't trees in the south not suitable for musical instruments?

I often get asked this question.

Guitar, piano, oboe, etc.

Surprisingly, a lot of southern wood is used in musical instruments!

Yes, Okinawa is home to trees that are perfect for making musical instruments.

Every year, we purchase logs of timber that have been felled around the new moon in November, which is the best time for harvesting.

The wood is sawn into boards of varying thickness to suit the part of the instrument.

Write the year on each one

They are carefully stored in a warehouse.

The regular task of replacing and re-stacking is by no means easy.

However, these trees, sometimes cared for and living together for more than 30 years,

Unlike lumber, which can be purchased at any time from a lumber store,

They are like a family, so to speak.

From stock that has been dried for over 8 years,

We use carefully selected wood that is most suitable for the material.

Even with large trees, there are not many parts that can be used for musical instruments.

An encounter with a tree is a once in a lifetime experience.

We will carefully nurture it into an instrument.

We believe in the potential of Okinawan wood and want to express it in musical instruments.

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