Real construction project 

woodworking master class in Île-de-France

This project has been completed


Please contact us if you would like to know more。。。。



What is a Real Construction Project in Île-de-France?

The Real Construction Project is a Japanese woodworking course where you can:

  • Participate in the actual construction of a small building from start to finish, where you will enjoy building from scratch using Japanese woodworking techniques. Not not just practicing, but a building that will still be usable 100 years from now.
  • Real application of joineries, where you will have a thorough understanding of the function of a joinery, and using them in the right place 
  • Share the challenges and joys of working as a team to build something
  • Learn about the Japanese carpenter’s mind-set towards making things
  • Use of natural building materials
  • Be a part of building something that will be used as a Japanese woodworking school in the future


As of January 2023, this class has been completed, but the building is not yet finished.  If you are interested in helping with the carpentry work, please contact us.  Of course, Suikoushya graduates are always free to join us.

Please see the construction schedule schedule.
let’s enjoy woodworking with us!


Construction scheduled for 2023


  • making roof material
  • making sliding rail


  • sliding rail installation work
  • roof work


  • roof work
  • making wall base


  • making wall base
  • making sho-pine-ban


  • wall board work
  • making sho-pine-ban


  • wall board work
  • making shoji


  • wall board work
  • making shoji


  • wall board work making shoji


  • floor making


  • floor making
  • earth block making


  • floor making
  • earth block making


  • floor making
  • mud wall making


  • floor making
  • mud wall making


  • special content


  • special content







  1. Surveying the Land and Site
  2. Drawing and Marking Preparation
  3. Estimating and Planning for Building Material

  1. Making Sawhorse
  2. Making Workbench 

  1. Building Material Preparation 
  2. Marking
  3. Joinery Making


  1. Joinery Making
  2. Joinery Making 


  1. Temporary Assembly
  2. Assembly work 
  3. Making the Roof 

  1. Making Walls
  2. Making Floor

  1. Making Opening Partitions 
  2. Making Building Components
  3. Building School Equipments


If you take part in the entire course, from the beginning to end, you will be able to understand the whole building process and build a small building by yourself. 

But of course, if you would only like to be involved in only a part of the building process, you can also sign up only for a specific module.

Click here for online textbooks with videos, photos and documentation


You will also receive unlimited technical support and advice from a master Japanese carpenter. Something that will help you build your own building in the future.


That’s what the package is all about!

You won’t find a Japanese woodworking class with more practical content than this!

All my knowledge and experience will be passed on to you, in its entirety!



Tuition fees

The prices are as follows:

You can sign up to start at any point of the class. For those who are interested in signing up for an extended period, tuition fees will be waived from the 9th week forward. Instead, we will offer daily allowance starting from the beginning of the 9th week, as you will be putting what you have learned from the first two months into good use in the final stages of the construction of this project!

2 weeks short term classes >2500€

1 month class > 4790€

2 months class  > 9500€

3 months class or more (from the beginning to the end) ->9500€.  Please note that a daily allowance will be paid from the beginning of the 3rd month.


However, please note that this course is not for complete beginners in woodworking. Please see our requirement in the following section.



*If you are unable to attend the class due to COVID 19, you will receive a full refund regardless of the cancellation policy.


This course is designed for those who have completed the basic study at Suikoushya, or alternatively, can adjust the hand tools themselves.


Due to the fact that this is an intensive practical course, please understand that we will not be able to accept complete beginners, as additional time will be needed to teach the basics and for tool adjustments. Therefore, a basic knowledge in woodworking will be required.


If you are new to Suikoushya and would like to join our course, please contact us before signing up. Please understand that we will have to check your skill level beforehand. Once confirmed, we will send you to the application page, where you can choose the class you want to join. 


Application Process

Please contact us > 📧 

Please write the following on your email:

  • Your name
  • Your background
  • A photo of the kanna blade and chisel blade after adjustment
  • What you would like to learn in this project
  • Which classes you would like to attend


Once we have received your email, we will send you our response in the following couple of days, with notification of acceptance (or rejection) and check-out and payment information. 


In this course, we try to keep the class size small in order to provide a safe and secure learning environment. Therefore, we will have a limit on how many students we can take for this real construction program. Please understand that if we receive more applications, we will have to stop selling the course. 


A Final Word

If you learn woodworking but don’t put it in practical use, after a year all you have learnt will probably be for nothing. There is also a limit to what you can learn from behind a desk.


So I have been thinking for a long time about providing a “place,” not only for Suikoushya graduates, but also for advanced Japanese woodworking students who want to put the woodworking skills they have learned into use.


This is a project to acquire “experience” that is different from “information” and “knowledge” of residential construction.

We look forward to sharing our wonderful woodworking experience with you.




*You can also pay in cryptocurrency, so please contact us.

*If you are unable to attend the class due to COVID 19, you will receive a full refund regardless of the cancellation policy.


Takami Kawai,