Volume Three celebrates Japan's enduring relationship with cedar. Known as sugi in Japanese, the tall branches of these sacred trees – a symbol of Shintoism – provide a means for kami to descend to earth.
STORIED is made for people seeking a connection to unknown characters and hideaways that are longing to be visited.
"In this issue, we reflect upon how Japan’s perception of cedar has evolved and changed from ancient appreciations to its view as somewhat of a modern-day menace. We contemplate how we may effectively use cedar to become more sustainably attuned with Japan’s forested places and we visit creatives and designers whose visions are inspiring positive change and producing exquisite products along the way.
Volume Three is a celebration of artisanship and traditions and an embrace of contemporary cedar within our everyday life"
As an independent magazine-cum-journal and online platform, STORIED celebrates the notion of slow and sustainable journalism, touching personal narratives, and considered recommendations for the conscientious explorer. So, whether your interest is travel, design, or cultural heritage, let the pages of STORIED take you on a journey into the true heart of Japan.