Forest House "Huis Ten Bosch"
Huis Ten Bosch is in Dutch. Translated into Japanese, it means "Forest House" or "HOUSE IN THE BUSH". The name of the park (company name) was given by the Dutch loyal family, who have lived in a palace, named Palace Huis Ten Bosch for generations, with special permission to use the name. Huis Ten Bosch started soil improvement around this area several years before the year of 1992, when Huis Ten Bosch was born. We planted 400,000 trees and 300,000 flowers that match the climate of Nagasaki and it later became the true forest. This is how the "forest house" in both name and reality was born.
It may seem surprising, but before the development, this area was a desolate land with no vegetation. It was not just an idle land, but reflected the typical "destruction of the natural environment" of postwar Japan, and the thin soil was sparsely covered with weeds, and the concrete revetment was desolate with no fish. It was a "land of death." The designer of Huis Ten Bosch said, "The origin of Japanese culture is to honor nature. From that origin, Huis Ten Bosch planned to revive this rough land into a wonderful and moist environment. . "
At the time of opening (1992)
After huge investments and soil improvement, the land has been revived and the voice of nature can be heard again. With harmony with the surrounding nature as our top priority, we planted 400,000 trees in this area that suit the climate. To maintain a comfortable environment, we chose to plant evergreen trees for the street trees around the park and for inside of the park deciduous trees were planted to create various expressions depending on the season. The pot seedlings, which were initially only about 50 centimeters tall, have now grown into trees over 5 meters tall, and the seeds carried by the birds have sprouted, rooting in the ground as a forest with new life.
There are many companies around the world, but Huis Ten Bosch is a rare company that has created a true forest. Forests, where the natural ecosystem lives, are home to a variety of life and produce oxygen, which is indispensable for living creatures. Isn't this circulation and diversity the starting point of a cyclical society that we should aim for in the future?
Huis Ten Bosch, the forest house, you can learn both our efforts so far and the challenges we need to try in the future.
Huis Ten Bosch
Reasons to promote school trips
Huis Ten Bosch is located is the place where the government planned to attract factories after the war, but at the same time "Nagasaki Holland Village" started soil improvement on this area, with 400,000 trees and 300,000 flowers, which turned out to be a beautiful park rich in nature. In addition, Nagasaki is home to cultural heritages represented by Japanese, Chinese and Dutch cultures, so it is easy to organize an educational travel itinerary. There are many experience menus such as table manners and environmental learning, and so moral education will be possible through this trip.
Huis Ten Bosch
We have a lot of hands-on learning contents such as environmental equipment tours and English conversation in the park. And it is possible to have a process that incorporates peace learning in Nagasaki City.
Since it is a private facility, there have been no serious incidents in the 30 years since opening. We are also implementing thorough epidemic prevention measures in the corona disaster.
Huis Ten Bosch on an educational trip
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