JWA Founder, Daigo, gives us the lowdown on this favourite Japanese marking tools: Keshiki and Shirabiki.Continue reading “Our Favourite Japanese Marking Tools”
Partnering with The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
We’re excited to announce our first official partner, the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (GBSF) who are kindly supporting the launch of the JWA with funding towards our 2019 research visit to Japan.
Research Trip Itinerary 2019
Depending on funding, in the Summer of this year our founder, Daigo is planning to visit regions in Japan famous for different woodworking techniques and meet with the unique crafts men and women at the core of Japanese woodcraft traditions.
Also on the itinerary are meetings with the organisations preserving and shaping the woodcraft industry in Japan, including the Takenaka Museum of Carpentry and Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture.Continue reading “Research Trip Itinerary 2019”
Hokkaido: Yakumo Bear Woodcarving Museum
A visit to Hokkaido and this spectacular museum is a must for anyone passionate about Japanese wood carving. Japan’s only such museum, with a collection of over 300 bear woodcarvings created in Yakumo and other regions, including Hokkaido’s first bear woodcarving.Continue reading “Hokkaido: Yakumo Bear Woodcarving Museum”
2019 – An Exciting Year Ahead!
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.