Wooden toy’s from Japan

Posted By on May 20, 2010

Nakagawa TakeshiThese toy’s are made by Nakagawa Takeshi (中川岳) from Yoshida, Nakano City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Nakagawa Takeshi started his wooden toy manufacturing in 2001.
Since that time he has participated in many exhibitions all over the world and have won many awards.

Nakagawa Takeshi said about his work:
” When I think of ‘future’, I cannot help thinking of ‘past’ at the same time. Trees take long time (tens and hundreds years) to grow and show us their beauty (the product of their past). I think that I have responsibilities as a craftsman and an artist of breathing new life into these trees. I have a job to link 100 years in the past and 100 years in the future through my work. This is my values toward my work. ”
His toy’s are crafted from four types of wood: walnut, teak, white ash and keyaki (a Japanese tree of the genus Zelkova).

More of his work and the production process can be seen on his website:

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