I am Takami Kawai, a carpenter in Japan.

I am currently working on a project to donate a torii to a shrine in Kyoto, and the whole process will be share for free.

If you want to learn more about torii production, take an online class.



I will explain how to construct a torii gate.

The theme is “About Torii’s Underground proportions”.



After the proportions of the torii are decided, the part of the underground is decided.

The length of the pillar buried underground is 1/4 of the length of the pillar on the ground.

For example, if the length of the pillar on the ground is 4m, the length of the pillar buried in the basement will be 1m, and the total length will be 5m.




Would you like to try constructing a torii too?→☆Click here to learn more



At Suikoushya, we share traditional Japanese woodworking techniques and skills. Since it is a small group system, we will provide guidance tailored to each individual’s skills, from beginners to woodworking professionals. Please join us!
I look forward to sharing fine woodworking with you.

One month Japanese woodworking classes

About Torii’s Underground proportions
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