the Carpentry Way: Transmitting the Pressure                                                          

Transmitting the Pressure

A great video I came across on a Chinese site about the nature of the work of the Japanese temple carpenter, miya-daiku, and the way knowledge is passed along to the younger generation, a process somewhat akin to a pressure cooker. The carpenter featured is a disciple of the great Nishioka Tsunekazu, a fellow by the name of Kikuchi. The video is entirely in Japanese and for those not fluent in the language I think there is lot's to be gleaned so please enjoy. I hope the importance of layout in creating magnificent carpentry is obvious to all from seeing this 45 minute piece: