Living in the lively Satoyama Forest 2

Living in the lively Satoyama Forest



Sustainable forest management is one of the practices used in maintaining Satoyama landscapes. This video introduces two entrepreneurs who use both traditional knowledge and scientific advances to support the biodiversity of their forests and mountains. Chouichiro Oono maintains his father's live charcoal factory, managing the Kunugi tree groves needed to produce traditional charcoal sums for Japanese tea ceremonies. Toru Haiami, the owner of the Haiami Forests, plants several types of trees to grow side by side, helping to maintain the overall health of his forest. Their lives and businesses show that Satoyama's practices are financially viable.