A person cutting planks of wood on a woodworking bench in KOITOYA's studio.


KOITOYA designs and makes wooden craft and furniture and runs woodwork courses based on traditional Japanese skills and ideas.

Hiroshi Yamaguchi, the founder, gained his experience and skills in a traditional, private school in Takayama, Japan, a town famous for its carpentry tradition. After 17 years designing, creating and teaching craft and furniture making in Japan, he moved to Canberra and in 2015 established KOITOYA.

One of the themes running through Hiroshi’s work is connection—connecting people’s needs to design, connecting responsible use of forest materials to design and making, and connecting people to enjoy wooden craft making through teaching.

KOITOYA supplies Parliament Shop’s limited-edition History Pens. 



Photo: 5 Foot Photography