About us

My Uncle, Fumio Yamada was a Bonsai teacher in Japan and he has greatly influenced on me to start this Kokedama business. It was his strong will to pass on to people how these wonderful small plants play a vital role for our life, providing us a pleasant and tranquil feeling. 

In his word, “These small plants reminiscent of forests, peaceful little earth that are offering us calm and a tranquil mind.”  The business name Kodama Forest was named to reminiscent of forest spirit. 

Uncle Fumio’s words stuck in my mind for a long time and when my father introduced me about Kokedama, I fall in love with Kokedama. I like to become a Kokedama artist and to share my uncle’s peaceful world and pleasure to people. 

Kokedama has short history and started to widely known in Japan however it is still easily fades from the culture because there are fewer Kokedama artists in Japan. It is a beautiful living art which gives a peaceful and calm mind to people. I like to keep this tradition alive and hopefully pass it to future children. 

My wish is every owner of a Kokedama plant enjoy and maintain the peaceful mind and energy that this small forest spirit ball produces.