We’re looking forward to an eventful year with the official launch of the Japan Woodcraft Association in Autumn 2019.
In advance of the launch, our founder, Daigo, is planning a research trip to Japan to meet and study with leading practitioners in Japanese woodcraft.
Visiting regions in Japan famous for different woodworking techniques (for example, the Hiruzen region and Gobarashikki) he’s planning to meet leading crafts people and document their skills through video, photography and interviews.
From shou sugi ban and kokeshi making to tempering nomi and kanna blades, we aim to showcase rare Japanese craft skills and pass that knowledge to a new generation of woodworkers here in the UK and beyond.
Happy New Year!