Have you ever seen weathered and raised heather in the hallways and entrances of shrines and temples?
Using Uzukuri, you can create such a texture.
Using a tool (uzukuri) made of a bundle of thatches, the roots of which have been exposed to water and dried, rub the surface of the board. By doing so, the heather can be accentuated. Nowadays, a wire brush or power tool is often used instead. This is a method that takes advantage of the different hardness of the heather.
A shiny planed board is good, but a process that emphasizes the grain of the wood is also good.

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!




“Uzukuri” makes the grain of wood beautiful and feels good.