Shinto worships the blessings given by nature to humans, as well as the diverse yaoyorozu no kami, or “eight million gods”, which are said to reside in everything from rocks to trees, and from rivers to seas. Around 1,500 years ago, Buddhism came to Japan from China, and today there are more than 77,000 Buddhist temples in Japan. The two religions of Shinto and Buddhism have maintained a strange coexistence, providing significant support for Japanese people including the emperors, the imperial family, feudal lords, and the common people.
A combined total of more than 160,000 shrines and temples exist in Japan, the presence of which is still closely related to the everyday lives of the Japanese people. The lives of the Japanese people are, in the main, supported by the Buddhist and Shinto faiths, starting from shrine and temple visits in the New Year, and diverse rituals held at various moments in life, including births, coming of age, marriages, and funerals, and praying for the health of family members.
The faith of the Japanese people, which is unique when compared to that in other countries, is inherited in various localities in different forms of rituals and festivals held in shrines and temples. There are also many types of traditional arts and crafts related to these rituals, which have been passed down for generations. We are determined to inherit these techniques and hand them on to the next generation.
The nature worship of Japan holds the belief that gods reside everywhere from mountains to forests, and in everything — even in trees, rocks, and water. Our company manufactures furniture from trees, which are a precious blessing of nature. This table is manufactured with our wish that it will receive long-lasting use by customers in a way the same as how they would cherish nature. A large piece of wood is used for the beam that connects the two legs of the solid table, which is reminiscent of the robust structure that supports buildings in shrines and temples.