The power of Asahikawa creation.
Forests abound in Kamikawa, making this area, which includes Asahikawa, the perfect environment for woodworking industries. One of Asahikawa’s features is the wide range of professionals gathered here, from aspiring young professionals to veterans with decades of expertise.
Feeling the vitality of the living forest all around, skills and passion are passed down from generation to generation, which is why Asahikawa has become a powerful base for furniture production.
Design is a constant pursuit.
Starting in 1990, the International Furniture Design Competition Asahikawa has been held once every three years.
This event, held for the 10th time in 2017, features bold new ideas from young designers around the world.
Through aggressive commercialization of works requiring new skills and creations unlike any seen before,
Asahikawa craftspeople hone both their sensibility and technique.
Advanced technique by human hands and cutting-edge technology.
Some professionals of Asahikawa handle the entire production process, from harvesting lumber all the way to the final stages, all by themselves.
On the other hand, local makers utilizing cutting-edge CNC machining are leading the way in mass-production.
It is this merging of hand-made and machine processes that fosters a diverse range of skills,
leading to the creation of unique, high-quality Asahikawa furniture set at a reasonable price.