I heart this: Taka's Treehouse

In line with Sachi's Story this video narrated by (possibly my favourite surfer) Rob Machado, depicts the unique quest of  Takashi Kobayashi, an extraordinary Japanese treehouse builder and his contribution to the community in Sendai who were largely affected by the Great Touhoku Earthquake and Tsunami on March 11th, 2011. It shows an insight into Kobayashi's thought process and how he constructs such beautifully organic structures that are not only aesthetically pleasing to the eye, are at one with its surroundings, but also has function and most importantly, jam packed with a whole lot of heart.

Mother nature has the power to sweep our lives away before our eyes in an instant without any reason or logic. I love this tree house project because it's the perfect platform to provide tangible physical joy for the children, but also is a strong symbol of hope for their future. Kobayashi says, " For those who survived the disaster and still living, it must be tough but they still have dreams to chase and to capture something invisible in the future. That's all we can do anyways".

’辛くても、辛い思いがあってもやっぱり生き残った人たちは見えない何か、未来に夢を持って生きていくしかないのかな’ 小林 崇

I think I just found my Dream Atelier creator.

THROUGH THE LENS with Rob Machado - Taka's Treehouse