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Foster child development through the 5 senses "Forest Toys"
Oak Village Special Feature

Craft, Culture, Health/Beauty2017.9.19

For babies and children, everyday is a day of play. Through playing, a child's body and mind can be healthily developed. For a lucrative playtime, high-quality toys are essential. This time, we would like to introduce currently popular educational "Forest Toys" made using natural wood that are sure to please when received as a baby gift!

Directly feel the charm of wood in educational toys
About "Oak Village Toy Lab"

"Oak Village Toy Lab" is located in Hida-Takayama in Gifu Prefecture, a place where lots of quality materials can be found that has been called "Takumi no Kuni" ("craftsman country" in English) since ancient times.

At this workshop surrounded by a nature-rich forest, items in designs that place importance on expanding free thinking and that are sure to excite children are crafted. To make these toys that have materials that are kind to the body, have colors & shapes that don't become tiresome and create pleasant sounds, solid wood (genuine wood and not plywood) taken from the trees of Japanese forests is used, and each one is carefully crafted one by one. Also, items are unpainted for peace of mind should your child put it in their mouth.

A mysterious same-length xylophone
Forest Choir Series

What makes Oak Village's "Forest Choir" xylophones totally different from other xylophones is that they create a musical scale by using different kinds of wood, instead of different lengths.

Each wood has its own density as well as its own color. Please touch each bar yourself to experience the differences in wood grain. You can also enjoy each one's subtle fragrance. Through sensing the differences in sound using the five senses, the sensibilities of your child will be cultivated. "Forest Choir", luxurious musical instruments that make you feel like you are walking in the forest.

*2009 Japan Good Toy Award Winner

∇ Forest Choir

Forest Choir

JP¥ 15,000

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Small Forest Choir, Nursery Rhyme Version

JP¥ 9,500

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Small Forest Choir, Ryukyu Version

JP¥ 9,500

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Pleasantly nurtures a baby's 5 senses
Anomatopee Series

The "Anomatopee" series utilizes a baby's basic movements, such as gripping, touching and hitting, while supporting the development of the five senses.

These items with natural forms are designed with unique sounds and movements to easily draw in your baby's attention. With these educational toys your child can enjoy the natural feel of wood and, as they are made of unpainted solid wood, it is no problem should they lick it.

You can check what sound and movement each item makes in the video.

∇ First Toy, Anomatopee

Anomatopee, Furifuri-Karan

JP¥ 5,000

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Anomatopee, Guruguru-Karan

JP¥ 5,000

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Anomatopee, Kachikachi-Karan

JP¥ 5,000

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Anomatopee, Yurayura-Karan

JP¥ 6,000

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Made with carefully chamfered natural wood
Unpainted Wood Blocks

Oak Village's wood blocks are made using more than 10 kinds of Japanese solid wood so, as well as differences in the color, grain, feel, weight etc., unique sounds and aromas can also be sensed when playing. The wood is unpainted so it's safe if your baby puts a piece in their mouth. Also, all corners of these wood blocks have been carefully chamfered one by one by Hida-Takayama artisans.

Each piece has the English and Japanese tree name branded onto it, and items also come with an explanation manual. (Japanese & English)

The storage box is either a wooden one made without any metal parts using finger joints, or an organic cotton bag. These are also handy for making your child practice tidying away.

Mosaic Building Blocks, w/English (Wooden Box)

JP¥ 15,000

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Wood Blocks Of Forest Life

JP¥ 12,000

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Wood Blocks Of Marine Life

JP¥ 12,000

See Item HERE

In the video you will see the process of forest trees passing through the hands of various people and come to be crafted, carefully and little by little. Here, you will see skilled craftsmanship that pays close attention to details.

∇ Traveling Broad-Leaved Trees

See Oak Village Items HERE

*Please kindly understand that the package design and stated contents of the delivered item may have changed without prior notice due to item redesign etc.

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