Oak Village's “Wooden Blocks of the Forest Animals” and “Wooden Blocks of Marine Life” consists of cute animals pieces, packaged like puzzle. Both animal wooden blocks sets expresses the link of the forest and sea, animals’ ecosystem and families/couples of animals.
Kanayo Sugiyama, a writer of picture books, designed these lively animals. The craftsmen in Hida-Takayama (Japan) finished up each piece carefully. Animals that have lived in the Japanese "Satoyama"(border zone or area between mountain foothills and arable flat land) for a long time and have coexisted with people were chosen. The craftsmanship of animals are easy to understand; the shape is easy to grip and stack; and, the design takes into consideration the orientation of the wood grain and safety.
In this set, the wooden blocks are made of 5 kinds of woods: White Birch, Oak, Cherry, Bigleaf Magnolia, and Chestnut which typically constitute a Japanese "Satoyama" with rich ecosystem. You can touch the different Japanese trees through play while feeling the difference in color, weight and texture.
The parent pieces of four animals (wild boar, squirrel, bear, hawk) have the marks of the tree species. Acorn piece has the Oak mark. Children can learn the perspectives of each tree by attached pamphlet “Donna-ki? (What kind of tree?)
Tree species: Cherry, Bigleaf Magnolia, Chestnut, Birch, Oak (The tree species used during manufacturing may change due to season)
Small pieces are included in the box. Children below 3 years old should play with their parent/s
Package size: Width 34 x Depth 33.5 x Height 3 cm
Maximum piece: width 12 x depth 2 x height 7 cm
Minimum piece: Width 2.9 x Depth 2 x Height 3.9 cm
Weight: Approximately 0.8 kg (in the package)
Comes with a pamphlet that describes how to play and how to play
Link of Forest and Sea:
The fishing ground of oysters are built near the estuary of sea. River carries the nutrients of forest. The phytoplankton is nurtured by the nutrients of forest and oysters eat the phytoplankton.
When the forest is destroyed, seaweed and phytoplankton will decrease. Then, oysters and fishes who eat those plankton will decrease. Destruction of forest means the destruction of sea. To save the ecosystem of sea, we need to save forest.
The children’s wooden building blocks of Oak Village are not just wooden toys. “Wooden blocks of the Forest Animals” and “Wooden blocks of Marine Life” send a message.
Note: Oak Village products are made of natural solid wood, so there are individual differences in grain and color. Due to the nature of solid natural wood, the size may change due to expansion and contraction due to indoor environment such as humidity and dryness. Also, please note that depending on the tree, shades of color and knots of the tree may be seen. Please understand beforehand that we cannot accept returns or exchanges for the above reasons.