Japanese carpenters generally fall into one of 4 categories.

  1. Miyadaiku – Intricate joinery focused on the building of shrines and temples.
  2. Sukiya-daiku – Teahouse and residential carpentry
  3. sashimono-shi – Furniture makers
  4. Tateguya – interior finish carpenters
  5. 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.

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