Better use,Better manage,Better forest


Kizara is an alternative to plastic and paper plates. Wether it is burned or buried in a landfill, or simply thrown away with regular trash it returns to the earth naturally; Kizara does not contain any poisonous material.

It is said that (Japanese) cedar and cypress wood has anti-bacterial properties that can potentially keep foods fresher compared to traditional plastic and paper. Using products made from these sources helps to raise money to plant more of these beneficial trees, and long term, to produce a more vibrant forest and sustainable foresting industry.

Kizara is the first step to produce a popular renewable wood product. But without your help to purchase and use Kizara, this work cannot even begin to start.

We welcome you to try Kizara.


The problem we are trying to solve with Kizara, is the fact that Japanese forests are beginning to fall into decline. This is because Japan's forests are not maintained or managed in any proactive way. Products like Kizara are our last, best hope to bring money into our foresting industry, to plant new trees and remove the old, and to keep money flowing in order to better manage our declining forests.

40% of Japan's forests are man-made. Man-made forests require supervision and maintenance. Unfortunately, more and more of this large area of forest is becoming unmanageable. This is because most of this forest goes unused. But does using these resources actually sound "Environmental"?

In other words, trees are a renewable resource. Whats needed is for them to be adequately managed, used, and regrown.



The reason for this goes back 50 years.
During this time, Japan was recovering economically, and demand for wood products greatly increased. In response to this, the government took up measures to plant large numbers of new trees and forests to meet this demand.

Unfortunately, to build a forest takes 50 years.

1960+50 years = 2010. Now it is 2011. These forests are ready for use, they have been planted for it. Its time to put them to use, and plant the next generation.

We believe that Kizara can be the key to unlock sustainable forestry and even society in and outside of Japan.