Thursday, July 19, 2012

Holy Mackerel: Meet the Supersurfacer

Hopefully the logic of this post title will become apparent when you see this page on Kyōto Kitayama Lumberjack Sushi.

This is from Kitayama Forestry Products

Isn't this gorgeous?:

That's one of the things that is great about Japan - the diverse selection of high quality wood and prepared architectural components - at a price of course. Respect for the beauty of a natural material, and a nice touch in how it is manipulated too.

I'll have a post tomorrow reviewing some new sharpening products that came my way recently, and will be following that up with another installment in the 'Chip off the Old Block" series-  thanks for visiting and hope to see you next time.


  1. Hi,

    I knew there was a reason to keep tuning into your channel. Thanks.


    Don Wagstaff

  2. Chris,

    First time seeing the cedar wrapped mackerel sushi, but I can attest to the bamboo wrapped sushi as being very tasty indeed. Thin sliced salmon is also served a similar way. It also makes a great gift in a nice package to bring home to someone. Very nice with sake or beer.

  3. Hello Chris,

    This is Michael, in Kyoto. I did the Kyoto Lumberjack Sushi post and made the Shugi website. Thanks very much for mentioning us and Kyoto's 600 year old forestry tradition here on the Carpentry Way!

    If you or your readers have any questions I can answer please use the link below to send them and I will get back to you asap.



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