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Here we’ll feature a list of Japanese woodwork courses run outside of the UK and Japan which we feel are taking a great approach to championing Japanese woodwork.

These courses provide some of the best teaching you’ll receive outside of Japan.

From the United States to Australia and Singapore, the enthusiasm for Japanese woodwork spreads across the world.

Courses – USA

Title: Japanese Tools
Where: Port Townsend School Of Woodworking, Washington
What: Led by Dale Brotherton, one of the USA’s leading experts in Japanese woodwork, you’ll learn the fundamentals for setting up and using Japanese hand tools while building a traditional-style tool box with a slide locking lid. A hands-on workshop starting with sharpening and setting up chisels/hand planes, moving into layout / cutting of basic joinery. A further course later in April is also available for students who have completed this course.
When: Monday April 13 – Friday April 17 2020
Website: https://www.ptwoodschool.org/japanese-tools-2020

Courses – Australia

Title: Evening / Weekend Japanese Woodwork Courses
Where: Canberra
What: Hiroshi Yamaguchi is the founder of KOITOYA, designing and making wooden craft and furniture and running woodwork courses based on traditional Japanese skills and ideas. After 17 years designing, creating and teaching craft and furniture making in Japan, he moved to Canberra in 2012 with his family and established KOITOYA in 2015.
When: Various dates in 2020
Website: http://www.koitoya.com.au/courses1
Latest course details: on Eventbrite here

Title: Japanese Joinery Short Courses (Evenings)
Where: RMIT University, Melbourne
What: For over 20 years, Hisao Zen has honed his training and skills through stringent and disciplined projects that have included building and restoration of historic Buddhist temples and landmark shrines. As well as running a design studio he shares his knowledge of Japanese woodwork with students on a short course at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
When: February, April, July, October 2020 (various evenings)
Website: https://shortcourses.rmit.edu.au/course_page.php?course=S320208

Courses – Singapore

Title: Shokunin Beginner By Suikoushya
Where: Mokko Wood Studio – 1, Tampines North Drive 1, #07-29, T-Space, Singapore 528559
What: One of our featured makers Takami Kawai, of Suikoushya International Craft School in Kyoto, brings his skills and knowledge to a Singapore audience with the help of Alvan Koh, the founder of Singapore-based Mokko Wood Studio.
When: 6 – 8 January 2020
Website: https://www.mokkowoodstudio.com/shokunin-beginner-by-suikoushya

Organising A Course?

Whether you’re in the USA, Canada, Australia or further afield, if you’re planning to organise a Japanese woodwork course or considering to, we’d love to hear from you.

Run or know a course that fits this bill? Contact us to get your course listed here.