My dream is to create natural spaces that enrich lives ... spaces that connect people horizontally and provide an opportunity to deepen our understanding - not just of ecology, but of ourselves.
As society rapidly evolves with our changing world, Kurisu strives to understand contemporary challenges and respond to them. Kurisu continues to pursue our original mission, which has inspired our work from day one: to create restorative experiences which demonstrate the necessity of natural places to physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
This mission has led us to wonderful, cross-disciplinary, and sometimes surprising, collaborations. It has taken Kurisu to the exciting forefront of integrating the ancient philosophy of Japanese gardens in modern society. We are honored to align with visionary partners bringing our work to places like innovative waste water treatment systems and inside a maximum security prison. From humble beginnings with a big dream – nearly 50 years later, we continue to dream big and seek to share the lessons of beauty, compassion and humility that nature offers us.