Japanese carpenters generally fall into one of 4 categories.
- Miyadaiku – Intricate joinery focused on the building of shrines and temples.
- Sukiya-daiku – Teahouse and residential carpentry
- sashimono-shi – Furniture makers
- Tateguya – interior finish carpenters
This film explores the art of sukiya-daiku. It a fascinating look at the art of japanese hand work.
How They Built Houses in Japan from Harvard Magazine on Vimeo.