At Suikoushya in Kyoto, Japan, we teach traditional Japanese woodworking in English.

About two years after the opening of the Suikoushya, I was able to share woodworking with people all over the world.

However, some people find it difficult to come to Japan due to physical and financial constraints.

So I’m going around the world to share woodworking.

The first country is France. In 2021, I will be teaching in Marseille, France !

Do you think that fine woodworking can only be done in Japan?

What we need is our spirits of making beautiful things and enjoying carpentry, and skills adjusting the “tools” in our hands.

I teach with a particular emphasis on these two.

In 2021, a Japanese woodworking school will be held in Marseille, France.

Since it is centrally located in Europe, more people from around the world will be able to join the school.

I am looking forward to sharing Japanese woodworking with you in the wonderful city of Marseille!

 School course outline: 1-month course 

 

Introduction to Japanese Woodworking Tools:  

 

  1. An introduction to Japanese woodworking tools
  2. Basics of using Japanese Hand tools.
  3. Sharpening tools.
  4. Setting up Nomi(chisels)and Kanna (hand planes).
  5. How to handle trees

 

Using Japanese Woodworking Tools:  

  1. Making a sharpening stone base.
  2. Making a tools box.

Making Japanese Joinery: 

  1. Watariago.
  2. Hozo Ana and Hozo (Mortise and Tenon)
  3. Arishiguchi
  4. Ari Tsugi (Dovetail).  
  5. Kama Tsugi.
  6. Sachi Tsugi.
  7. Okkake-Daisen Tsugi.
  8. Kanawa Tsugi.
  9. Dai-Mochi Tsugi.
  10. Okuri Ari.

 

*Students may not complete all of the joineries listed above. The number of joineries completed will depend on the individual’s speed. 

Getting familiar with a Kanna:    

  1. Making a Kanna Dai.
  2. Using a Kanna, making a flat surface.  
  3. Challenge getting thin shavings.

 

The maximum number of students: 4 pax. 

 

Classes are from Monday to Friday. 9 am to 3 pm.  

Students can question the teacher until 5 pm.  

The school workspace can be used every day (including weekends) from 8 am to 8 pm.

 

 Tuition fee

¥600,000

Schedule:

2021 

As of December 1st

  • The course of May: May 3rd – May 28th (3 seats left)
  • The course of June: June 7th – July 2nd (3 seats left)   
  • The course of July: July 12th – August 6th (2 seats left)   
  • The course of September: August 16th – September 10th (3 seats left)     
  • The course of October: September 20th – October 15th (2 seats left)
  • The course of November: October 25th – November 19th (4 seats left)

The location of the school in Marseille will be confirmed and announced in December 2020.

 

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