Regional development through maple afforestation
The momiji - the Japanese maple - has had a special place in the Japanese hearts since the Heian period, a thousand years ago. It is the subject of many classical poems. It's a tree familiar to and beloved by the people of Japan. We hope to give the momiji a new significance in modern society. Today there is a lot of abandoned farmland in our region, and we hope to plant and harvest maples there.
We believe these forests will bring beauty and purpose to these lands, as maple trees are a source for many useful products and add colour to the different faces of the four seasons in Japan. Our vision is to expand our business to create employment in agriculture and tourism.
In fiscal 2013, we planted 250 trees in Tsujihara Town, Tajimi City, and approximately 2,000 trees in 2014. Tajimi is becoming a maple town. We are engaging the locals in the project, with the aim to revitalize the area not only through business activity, but also by improving its health in an ecological and environmental perspective.
Our mission is to steadily increase the number of maples and create a town where people can coexist with nature.