Masters

Either past or present, with some designated as ‘Living National Treasures’ in Japan, we’ve dedicated this section to the legends of Japanese carpentry and woodwork.

As tools cannot be separated from the wood they shape, we’ve also included the most venerated bladesmiths and tool makers of the recent era.

We hope you enjoy learning more about these fascinating people. Click on each link to discover more.

Tsunekaza Nishioka

Chiyozuru Sadahide

Kenji Suda

Zuishin Nakadai

Tatsuo Haisoto

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