The Teahouse

A chronicle of the Japanese Teahouse workshop given at the Timber Framers Guild's Western Conference at Asilomar 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.


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