About KIGOKORO Brand
We, at Life Stage, are committed to the international goal of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) to "leave no one behind" on Earth.
We wanted to make the most of the leftover wood that is cut and discarded in furniture factories and construction sites. We believe in utilizing the wood that has grown over several decades to several centuries without waste. Therefore, we decided to collect these leftover pieces and process them to create new artworks.
A crucial aspect we emphasize in creating new artworks is the interaction with the users. We always consider where each user can participate in the production process and how each individual can expand their range of capabilities.
Furthermore, the profits generated from the produced items are returned to the users, aiming to provide them with a sense of joy and fulfillment in their work.
The woodworking department was launched on November 1, 2017. In the autumn of 2019, we branded it as "KIGOKORO" and the users and staff have continued their production activities as a team, dedicating their hearts to the wood alongside their familiar companions.
About Life Stage
Since March 2014, Life Stage has been operating disability welfare service businesses (daily living support, supported employment type B, communal living assistance, etc.) in Ogoori City, Fukuoka Prefecture, and Kiyama Town, Saga Prefecture. In November 2017, we additionally opened and managed a supported employment facility at a store and farm in Kanzaki City, Saga Prefecture.
Our philosophy has been to "live together, learn together, and grow together." With the cooperation of parents and guardians, we have been promoting our unique welfare activities. What we have learned is the desire to "live together, learn diversity, deeply consider decision-making and self-choice, grow together as equals, and walk together" with our users and their parents or guardians. Although we may have limited power, Life Stage aims to empathize with the thoughts and wishes of our users and their parents or guardians, and to be a facility where we can pursue dreams together with a positive mindset.