The Japanese artisan culture always go out for perfection.
It doesn’t matter the material used for their artwork…steal, wood, fabric…anything goes.
Now, in this story it is all about the Wood!
The traditional art of Japanese wood joinery has it’s roots long time ago.
They can put up entire buildings using just wood alone.
Like, since the 12th Century!
Carpenter Dylan Iwakuni describes how all of the angular joins combine into perfect symbiosis in the below video.
The secret of Japanese woodworking masters is the sharpness of their tools.
Because they don’t want the wood be “harmed” in any way.
Three main tools are there for the Japanese carpenter’s world.
- The plane
- The saw
- The chisel
The master respect the wood, the wood respect the artwork.