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 mark the line for the post.“.


The marking line (sumitsuke) is a very important job.

This job controls everything.

It must be carefully and delicately marked.

The point is to write it so that the person who carves the material can see at a glance how the carved material looks.

Let’s concentrate.



Let’s learn about making torii?→☆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 mark the line for the post of torii gate
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