MAY / JUNE 2020
Japanese Woodwork Masterclass Webinars

Making A ‘Masu’ Cup | Masahiro Kudo – Watch Live Or Download

Every Sunday in May 2020 culminating in a final episode on 7 June (next episode – 7 June).

Watch and learn as talented young craftsman and JWA Featured Maker, Masahiro Kudo, takes you on his journey crafting a traditional wooden sake cup or ‘masu‘. We’ll be broadcasting live via Zoom from Masahiro’s workshop in Chiba, just outside of Tokyo.

Consisting of 5 x 1 hour episodes, this live webinar AND download series sees Masahiro using traditional Japanese hand tools and woodwork techniques to craft intricate dovetail joints called ‘ari-gumi‘. Witness Masahiro work the wood with precision techniques and interact with him directly in a live Q & A session during each episode.

Missed An Episode? Catch Up Here

Simply follow the ticket links on this page to purchase access to recordings of any episodes you’ve missed.

Please note, an initial free episode, Episode 1, has taken place and the full recording is available to view free of charge on YouTube. Recordings of further episodes (2-5) will only be available to access by paying ticket holders, via a private link after each event.

Free Preview Episode | Episode 1 | Now Available On YouTube

Masterclass Episode Summary 

Each episode is 1 hour long and focuses on a particular aspect of Masahiro’s handmade crafting process. You’ll have the chance to interact and ask questions directly to Masahiro as part of live Q & A session during each episode.

3 May | Episode 1: ‘Masu‘ Cup Overview | Sumitsuke – Measuring + Marking (free to watch on YouTube here)

10 May | Episode 2: Nokohiki – Sawing | Cutting The Pins & Tails (recording is now available to purchase here)

24 May | Episode 3: Aradori – Rough Chiselling The Joints (recording is now available to purchase here)

31 May | Episode 4: Shiage – Finishing | Kumitate – Assembly PART 1 (recording is now available to purchase here)

7 June | Episode 5: Shiage – Finishing | Kumitate – Assembly PART 2

Please note: these are professional demonstration webinars and not follow along craft workshops to make your own ‘masu’ cup.

Read more about Masahiro in his JWA interview here.

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