Masaru Kawai
The scent of wood

Nov 07, 2017 | Event 



The Japanese coniferous fragrance has been respected from ancient times by people.

However, in the latest research, the fragrance of the tree has begun to know that it was a communication tool that is words.

Light of the land which grew up, wind, water, soil and relationship with around of trees.

An animals, an insect and the relation with bacteria, it is sublimated to a fragrance.

What does the human being listen to the words with?

I think that it is an opportunity to listen carefully calmly.

Masaru Kawai



Trees take the communication by a scent each other.

Following “Chairs” of the last year, a new point of view and a new work by the technique.


We hold a tour to follow the trees of forest in Tokyo by the guide Yutaka Miura on November 25.



Exhibition period:

November 25 – December 3, 2017

The artist will be attending on November 25.

*Closed: November 11 − 12, November 24




5-18-10 Minami-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo

T. +81 (0)3 5774 6866

Open 11am – 7pm

*Open from 12pm on 25th.


Opening reception :

Saturday, November 25 / 4pm − 6pm



“Tour to follow the trees of forest in Tokyo” by the guide Yutaka Miura

Date: Saturday, November 25

9am − 12am / Number of seats: 15

1pm − 4pm / Number of seats: 15

Fee: 2,000yen

Apply in e-mail. Send your name, telephone number to the following address.



Masaru Kawai

1979 Born in Gifu Prefecture, farmer

2007~ Active as wood craft artist

2016 Start from “SOMA” product treating a Japanese conifer

Planning a workshop and fieldwork of connect forest and person.


Yutaka Miura

1977 Born in Kyoto

Graduated from the College of Art, Nihon University.

Active as a guide of the forests in Japan.

2016 “View of tree” was published from Mishima sha.

Update blog “forest forest” three times a week.

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