A video chronicle of the Japanese Teahouse workshop given at the Timber Framers Guild's Western Conference at the Asilomar Conference Center in Monterrey, California, in 2003. It features Mr. Kojiro Sugimura, Master Temple Builder and head of Kezurou-Kai (a group in Japan and the U.S. dedicated to preserving knowledge of traditional tools, particularly wooden planes).
Mr. Sugimura leads a group of 25 timber framers and three fellow Master Temple builders in a workshop to build a tea house. Thousand-year-old secrets are revealed, and you will be astounded by the Japanese carpenters' technique and understanding of wood and tools.
DVD, 60 minutes.