13 Feb, 2020

The World Wood Day 2020 Organizing Committee has been closely monitoring the epidemic situation of the Coronavirus.  With the increasing number of confirmed cases in the Asia-Pacific area, we are deeply concerned for the health and welfare of all WWD participants and the general public while traveling and during the event.  The World Wood Day 2020 Organizing Committee has reached a very difficult decision to cancel the World Wood Day 2020 event in Tokyo, Japan.

We greatly appreciate your interest and support for the World Wood Day event and we understand calling off the event is a disappointing news.  However, World Wood Day is about who you celebrate with and how you can contribute to the world meaningfully.  We encourage you to celebrate World Wood Day locally in your own way and hope to hear from you again in the future.

Thank you for your understanding.


Event Info

World Wood Day (WWD) 2020 will celebrate its 8th annual event with the theme LEGACY at the Tokyo Ryutsu Center on March 17th - 19th and Bunkyo Civic Center on March 20th - 22nd in Tokyo, Japan.  WWD is a multicultural and multifaceted approach to promote wood as a good eco-friendly material.  This year will explore legacies of wood use, rooted in tradition and culture, and what it means for the future.  Participants and public alike will be able to exchange and experience a diverse array of wood culture tied to legacy that will guide them to better contribute towards a sustainable future.  Do not miss a spectacular opportunity to learn about the past by discovering and experiencing a marvelous variety of wood legacies in Japan and the world.

Main Event

Demonstration & Music Festival

Date: March 17th - 19th (Tue. - Thu.)
Location: Tokyo Ryutsu Center (TRC)

Exhibition & Concert

Date: March 20th - 22nd (Fri. - Sun.)
Location: Bunkyo Civic Hall (Big Hall)
*Concert Admissions for Sale

1 day Admission JPY 3,000
3-day Package JPY 5,000

Registration Fee

(including a registration package, a special souvenir, and concert admissions)
  Early Bird (USD)
*before 23rd January, 2020
Regular (USD)
Full $210 $250
Accompanying Person/ Student $160 $185


Accommodation Fee

1) APA Hotel Sengakuji
(Please note that there is no dinner included or arranged by the organizers.)

Room Types *Accommodation Fee (USD per night)
Single $100
Twin (no longer available) $75 per person

2) Sakura Hotel Nippori
(Please select the room type which the Western style is limited.)

Room Types *Accommodation Fee (USD per night)
Twin Room $45 per person
Triple Room $37 per person


Meal Plan

The meal plan for dinner at the hotel restaurant will be US$15 available for participants who choose Sakura Hotel Nippori.

Event Schedule (for public only) & Timetable

Event Schedule (for public only)

Event Timetable


Folk Art and Craftsmanship Workshop

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The Folk Art program presents a variety of folk art handicrafts from different cultures and provides hands-on activities for audience of all ages to experience authentic crafts-making. Local and international traditional craftsmen and folk artists will show handicrafts that range from tangible to intangible heritage. The audience...

International Woodcarving Show

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The international woodcarving program provides a platform for artists to showcase their craftmanship and creativity in this ancient and longstanding art form and serves as a nexus for the public to enter a dialogue with the carvers directly. The program has hosted 120 wood carvers from more than 80 different countries and regions. Artists ...

International Young Adult Furniture Making Invitational (IYAFMI)

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The International Young Adult Furniture Making Invitational (IYAFMI) 2020 is meant to provide young talents from around the globe a friendly-based platform to showcase and exchange their skills in both Individual Project and the Team Collaboration Project.  The Individual Project is a source of personal pride to inv...

Music of Wood

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Music of Wood from World Wood Day is a celebration of wooden musical cultures from around the world. We promote all forms of musical styles created and performed with wooden musical instruments. Diversity and cultural exchange are the keys to deliver the true appreciation of wooden harmonies.

This year, Music of Wood - Japan and ...


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2020 WWD Symposium and the 3rd IUFRO Forest Products Culture Research Group Colloquium Second Call for Papers and Posters- abstract submission extended to 31st January, 2020.

Date: March 20-22 Venue: Sky Hall, Bunkyo Civic Centre, Tokyo

Theme: Legacy and Innovation of Wood

Topics: Historical and Cultu...

Tree Planting

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To convey the message of environmental conservation to the general public, Tree Planting has been carried out carefully and continuously every year.


Wood Education

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This event took place before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since last attending in 2012, IWCS had the chance to once again attend as well as film the 20th All Japan Junior High School Woodworking Competition & World Wood Day 2020 Memorial Contest held at the Umejima Elementary School on January...

Wood Design

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Wood Design is an amalgamation of many different disciplines, all centered around a common starting point: wood and forest products. Led by Wendy Maruyama, the team consists of the practitioners in furniture-making and installation/sculpture design, the members all use wood as a problem solving tool, exploring the possibilities of utilizing it i...

Woodturning Demonstration

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To continuously promote and popularize the woodturning craft, we will as usual invite woodturning artists to introduce and demonstrate woodturning skills by using the modern electric lathe and the traditional human-powered lathe. There are some mini-lathes for children to experience the fun of woodturning.

Woodturning Demonstration is ...

Video Contest

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We’re living in a rapidly changing world, people make changes to improve their life, to inherit and preserve their culture, to enhance their living environment and nature. That being said, the contest is looking for videos that can best represent what has been changed to people’s perceptio...


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