#30 of 199 Classes & Workshops in Kyoto " I felt honored to take a Shibori fabric dyeing class at the Shibori Museum in Kyoto Japan.Ryo was so informative and an excellent teacher, his English is perfect.
Disclaimer: This isnt specifically in Kyoto. It's about 1h by train/car from Kyoto Station. The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum could be what you're looking for. It's located in Kobe, near Osaka.
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I can't remember where I first saw a Japanese planing beam on trestle horses, but I do remember my first thought: "I gotta make a pair of those!" Having grown up around wobbly A-frame sawhorses made from 2x4s and festooned with paint spatters, bent nails, and errant sawkerfs, I thought those
I've made this quick shop tour in the old apartment before moving. Hope you will enjoy the tour and tools presentation. The new one will be still an in-house
The traditional Japanese vise was a wedge of wood tied to a post with a coil of rope. The wood was inserted under the wedge and the wedge hammered down. Vises of any sort are used far less in traditional Japanese carpentry than would be the case for equivalent tasks in the traditional crafts of the West.