The basic form of traditional Japanese architecture is a wooden foundation or pillar resting on a “foundation stone”. The surface of the stone used as the foundation is uneven. The processing technique to precisely fit the wood into this uneven
Japanese roof style [Kokera-buki]
The material for the Kokera-buki is thin and small one by one, so it is suitable not only for gabled roofs like other shingle roofs, but also for more complicated roofs with many curves such as hipped roofs. The material
Do you know grilled cedar boards used for the walls and outer walls of Japanese wooden houses?
Do you know grilled cedar boards used for the walls and outer walls of Japanese wooden houses? Combine 3 boards to make a triangular prism, stuff it with wood shavings and newspaper, and ignite it. After confirming that the fire
Are there any insect control measures in Japan, where humidity is high?
Q: Are there any insect control measures in Japan, where humidity is high? The materials we use can be damaged by moisture and termites. In Japan, what has been done about this? We use unripe persimmon fruits. When fermented and
It’s important to consider the properties of the material when building a fitting.
It’s important to consider the properties of the material when building a fitting. The most basic is to consider how the material bends. Fittings have mountings inside, so the materials can support each other. Therefore, the basics are to assemble
About japanese box stairs
About japanese box stairs Do you know the stairs that look like a pile of boxes? These are called box stairs and can be used as storage compartments from the side. The slope is steeper than expected and there are
About Shoji~woodworking master class in ile de france~
About Shoji Shoji will be used at the entrance of the Suikoushya school building to be built in Ile de France. Depending on how the wooden frame is assembled and the proportions, you can feel various tastes from Japanese to
About traditional Japanese ceiling~woodworking master class in ile de france~
About traditional Japanese ceiling Looking at the traditional Japanese ceiling, you can see what kind of people used the room and what kind of guests were welcomed. Rooms with raised ceilings and delicately patterned ceilings are for high-ranking people.
About wooden fittings [Shitomido]~woodworking master class in ile de france~
About wooden fittings [蔀戸：Shitomido] One of my favorite wooden fittings is called “Shitomido”. This is to prevent sunlight, wind and rain, and cold. When opening, pull up and fix. It’s dynamic and open, but opening and closing can be a
About TOYU(an eaves gutter)~woodworking master class in ile de france~
About TOYU（an eaves gutter） The one that receives rainwater from the roof to the eaves is called an eaves gutter. At the resthouse of Suikoushya, carpenter Takami broke japanese cedar in half to make an eaves gutter. It is the