Hiro, who is professionally trained as a carpenter, is the founder and director of the NPO Toyama Straw Bale House Association. Hiro is also active in promoting environmental education.
Last fall helped Hiroaki Yoshimoto with the construction of a straw bale building in Toyama Prefecture.Hiro Notching Bales with a Chainsaw
The building is being constructed with the assistance of the owners Naosuke and Akane Teranishi and will function as an antique store.Akane Stuffing Gap with Straw
Naoske Tying BaleMore photos are details are available at the following websites:
Naosuke and Akane import and sell European antiques. The name of the building and store is “Leyenda”, and was named after my favorite classical guitar piece, originally written by Issac Albeniz for piano and transcribed for guitar by Andre Sagovia.
Leyenda Blog (at the bottom of the page, click on the arrow to the right to see previous posts)