Somano Base Co., Ltd.
Tourists pick up acorns at a World Heritage site! ? Young people in their 20s start a project to protect the forests of Kumano,
Somano Base Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture / Representative Director: Tokika Okugawa, 26 years old; hereinafter referred to as the Company) has cooperated with local businesses such as Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture to set up acorn collection boxes along the Kumano Kodo, a World Heritage Site. deployed. We will start a project called “Tabi-tabi” in which tourists, companies, young people and local residents visiting Kumano pick up acorns. Small acorns that we usually see casually become trees, forests, and protect nature… This is a multi-month participatory environmental
conservation activity set in a world heritage site.
Three times (tabi) project outline
“Tabi-Tabi” is a project in which tourists, local residents and companies collect acorns from “acorn collection boxes” set up along the Kumano Kodo. The collected acorns are sorted by our company and later planted as seedlings in the Kumano area. It was born from the desire to have more individuals and companies get involved in forests and to plant trees that lead to disaster countermeasures.
With the cooperation of Tanabe City, the Japan Management Association Management Center (Tokyo) conducted the “Kotoko Lab”
(https://hatarakikata.design/koto- collabo/), we are collaborating with large companies in the city to plan.
Involving many people such as Kumano residents, business operators, tourists visiting the Kumano Kodo, urban companies, urban youth, etc., increasing the number of related people, and preserving the Kumano forest together as a matter of personal concern.
Acorn boxes are set up along the Kumano Kodo, and visitors to Kumano pick up and collect acorns while sightseeing. We sort the acorns and later plant them in the Kumano area as saplings.
Tanabe City, Japan Management Association Management Center
About acorn collection box
We wanted people to feel the diversity of the Kumano forest, so we used a variety of timber from Tanabe City and stuck to a design that allows you to enjoy the texture of each. Since it is installed in various places in Tanabe City, anyone can put acorns in at any time. [Image 4
November 5, 2022 to January 31, 2023
Kodo Walking Village Chikatsuyu (1810-1 Chikatsuyu, Nakahechicho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture 646-1402)
Road Station Kishu Binchotan Memorial Park (1491-1 Akitsugawa, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture 646-0102)
World Heritage Kumano Hongu Museum (100-1 Hongu, Hongucho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture 647-1731) *Planned
Toganoki Chaya (Nonaka Nakahechicho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture 646-1401) Prince Takijiri (859 Kurisugawa, Nakahechicho, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture 646-1421) * Scheduled
way to participate
Anyone can participate for free. Please put in the acorns you picked up. [Event Report] Acorn picking event
On November 20, 2022, we held an acorn picking event for companies outside the prefecture. About 20 people, including locals, gathered from Tokyo and Osaka to pick up acorns. We also visited the Kishu Binchotan Memorial Park and learned about forests.
About Somano Base Co., Ltd.
With the increase in abnormal weather and disasters, interest in environmental issues has increased in recent years. In recent years, “forests” and “forestry” have been attracting attention as solutions to environmental problems. exists.
In particular, “reforestation” after felling trees is very important in the context of both disaster countermeasures and decarbonization. Our company, which has a vision of “zero human damage due to landslides”, has been working to solve social issues in the context of forestry and forests. Among them, we believe that afforestation is one of the solutions that leads to sediment disaster countermeasures. ■ Company Profile
Company name: Somano Base Co., Ltd.
Established: May 25, 2021
President and Representative Director: Tokika Okugawa
Location: 2-24-5 Bunzato, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture
Corporate site: https://somanobase.com/
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