Kyorogumi; a shed structure in which long beams are placed on top of pillars and short beams are placed on top of the long beams, allowing short beams to be placed where there are no pillars. Although structurally inferior, it is widely used because it is easy to construct.
Oriokigumi: A Japanese hut framework used in old houses such as farmhouses. In this type of hut, short beams are hung on the pillars and long beams are hung on the short beams. The beams cannot be placed where there are no pillars, and the short beams are structurally strong because they are placed underneath the main beams, but they are disappearing because they are troublesome to construct.
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!
Kyorogumi and Oriokigumi