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「里山の知恵を、世界につなげる」

ROOTSは地域の根を深く理解し、
その知恵を次の時代に再編し、国際的に利用可能なアイデアに展開します。

プロジェクトごとに国内外の多様なクリエイティブパートナー と連携し、
新たなサステナブル事業を創発する生態系や国際ネットワークを創出します。

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⛰At ROOTS our mission is to share satoyama knowledge with the world. But what does satoyama mean anyway?
Generally it refers to the the flat land between at the foothills of the mountains and human settlements. It is a semi-wild environment where humans live in harmony with nature by stewarding the land. Japanese people have long depended on the satoyama for food and supplies for daily life and so it’s here we can find a lot of ancient wisdom that can help us live more sustainable lives today. Above are some of the areas where the satoyama way of life are particularly instructive.

Is the one that you’re particularly interested in hearing more about? Leave us a comment below!
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Good morning from Keihoku! After the rain yesterday it cleared up nicely for the national holiday today. The cold of Winter can be keenly felt in the mornings and evenings. Stay warm! What your plans for Culture Day?

#keihoku #kyototour #studytour #kyotoretreat #learningtrip #forestry #kyoto #offthebeatentrack #satoyama #authentickyoto #kyotoexperience #visitjapan #anotherkyoto #communitybasedeconomy #japanesetraditionallife #countrylife #japaneseculture #seasonal #autumn #文化の日
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One of our strengths as a company is that most of our team lives in Keihoku and know the community very well. It allows us access and collaborations that are usually impossible for outsiders. ⠀

We are designers, educators, communicators, facilitators, guides, filmmakers, with expertise in traditional techniques from architecture to local food and natural dying. ⠀

The best part of all is to be able to work with like minded people who are passionate about solving problems and sharing knowledge 👯⠀

#keihoku #kyototour #studytour #kyotoretreat #learningtrip #forestry #kyoto #offthebeatentrack #satoyama #authentickyoto #kyotoexperience #visitjapan #anotherkyoto #communitybasedeconomy #japanesetraditionallife #countrylife #japaneseculture #designthinking #synergy #multidisciplinaryteam
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Autumn is in full swing in Keihoku 🍂⠀
Recently we have been having a lot of fine weather too. Perfect for working in the fields or getting out for a walk or cycle.🚵🏽‍♀️⠀
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What are your favourite Autumn activities?⁠⠀
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#keihoku #kyototour #studytour #kyotoretreat #learningtrip #forestry #kyoto #offthebeatentrack #satoyama #authentickyoto #kyotoexperience #visitjapan #anotherkyoto #communitybasedeconomy #regionaltourism #japanesetraditionallife #countrylife #japaneseculture #designthinking #seasonal #autumn
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🌲Forestry X traditional skills X architecture students⁠⠀
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We believe that hands-on experience allows students so ask more profound questions when problem-solving local issues. This is why we link up student groups with local experts, our Wisdom Meisters, and teach them traditional skills. ⁠⠀
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📷 Here some students from Hong Kong Poly U constructed a treehouse using trees that were damaged in a recent typhoon. They learned to break down the trees into usable lumber and constructed a functional treehouse in a week. ⁠⠀
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#treehouse #keihoku #kyototour #studytour #kyotoretreat #learningtrip #architectureproject #forestry #timberconstruction #kyoto #offthebeatentrack #authentickyoto #kyotoexperience #visitjapan #anotherkyoto #communitybasedeconomy #regionaltourism #tradition #japaneseculture #designthinking ⠀
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Hello! We are ROOTS. ⠀

We combine education and design to provide hands-on learning experiences and in-depth study tours from Keihoku, Kyoto. ⠀

We also work with other rural regions in Japan and overseas using design principles to solve local issues. ⠀

We want to grow our network of rural communities and design a more community based future together! Give us a follow to join in! ⠀

#kyoto #offthebeatentrack #authentickyoto #kyotoexperience #keihoku #visitjapan #anotherkyoto #studytour #communitybasedeconomy #regionaltourism #tradition #japaneseculture #designthinking ⠀
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