I am a traditional Japanese carpenter with almost 20 years of experience, and I run my own construction firm in Kyoto. I specialize in renovating traditional houses. My past work includes working for the Ise Grand Shrine, the spiritual home of the Shinto religion. I enjoy working with wood using traditional hand tools and Japanese joinery.
Japanese woodworking is known for its precision, delicacy, and beauty. My dream is to make Japanese woodworking more accessible to foreign people. I personally find great enjoyment working with wood, and I would love to share my experience, knowledge, and skills with the world. In this experience, you will learn how to use Japanese woodworking tools. I will explain the purpose of the tools and s…
If you have specific woodworking tools you want to know about, please tell me in advance. Please arrange for your own transportation to and from the workshop.
Various woodworking tools
The only thing to bring is a desire to learn! If you have your own hand tools, feel free to bring it along!