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 “How to make a template for Kasagi and Shimagi“.


Shimaki and Kasagi are placed on top of the torii gate. The point is the curve.

There are no rules when making a curve. Just make it the way you think it is beautiful.

The point of creating a curve is to be more natural.

We recommend a natural curve by bending the rod.

There are four curves: front, back, right side, left side.
Make a template so that you can make the same thing in all places.



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


How to make a template for Kasagi and Shimagi of japanese torii gate
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