The Naguri process using Chona is now being adopted as a design material.
There are two types of Naguri, Yama-naguri and Kesho-naguri.
Yama-naguri: This is a process that was originally applied to felled trees before they were taken out of the mountains. The bark, white logs, and other excess parts of the log were cut off. (e.g. gateposts, hut beams).
Kesho-naguri: Lumber that has been sawn into squares or planks and then the surface is sanded (floor poles, floor stile and rail, drop wall, waist board, gate, wet edge, etc.)
Traditional surface treatment is done by hand. If the technique is inexperienced, the surface of the wood will become back-grained and crusty. Craftsmanship is required for this process.
We are creating online learning materials where you can learn about Japanese carpentry in English through the actual construction of the building!
It will be on sale at the kickstarter price from November 14th to December 6th, 2021, so be sure to check it out!