Daisugi, the 600-Year-Old Japanese Technique of Growing Trees Out of Other Trees, Creating Perfectly Straight Lumber

Daisugi — The Ancient Japanese Technique From The 14th Century Allows People To Produce Lumber Without Having To Cut Down Trees.

Japan has always been a mysterious and intriguing country for foreigners especially when it comes to cultural aspects. Their ways of life never cease to amaze and inspire others to achieve even a close comparison of perfection to each and everything they put their mind to. The pursuit of excellence is deeply embedded in their culture and personalities, which is obvious in different aspects of their daily lives.

Western culture is already familiar in the art of bonsai. This Japanese green concept dates back to over a thousand years wherein small trees in pots are carefully cut and styled to mimic the appearance of full-sized trees, but barely anyone has heard about the ancient forestry technique known as ‘daisugi.’ While daisugi and bonsai have various similarities in technique, the results these two art forms produce are completely different to one another.

Learning that this technique dates back to the 14th century is a shock to people that haven’t heard of daisugi; until Twitter user Wrath of Gnon received over 17k likes on his post about it. Aside from going viral on Twitter, Gnon also popularized daisugi on Imgur and Reddit.

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