Hello! I am Takami Kawai, a Japanese carpenter.I enjoy woodworking at the Suikoushya in KyotoIn addition to repairing shrines and renovating old houses, we share fine woodworking with people, hold woodworking classes around the world, and hold joinery solo exhibitions.

Today, I will explain the theme “How to engrave kainokuchi tsugite(test)”. have fun!

This joinery is often used for the pillar joint that stands at the center of the pagoda in Japan. It is important to fix the material firmly in order to process the material in the round state.


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 engrave kainokuchi tsugite(test)