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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 22 Feb 2010
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This is such a great book. A vast array of Japanese wood crafts, from comb making to temple building, are presented with an enormous amount of respect for the craftsmen with a range of photographs of the artefacts, the craftsmen at work as well as wonderful portraits: my favourite is the two owners and two employees of a timber yard who specialise in producing wood for boxes. They look so happy and proud to be doing what they do. Best of all, each chapter deals with a different product produced by a different workshop, documenting each stage from the selection of wood, preparation, working and finishing, as well as the history of the trade and what the future holds. It's amazing how versatile this material is.

Of all the books I have on Japanese crafts, or wood, this is by far the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, 15 July 2010
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Having read lots of other pubications on this arts,it is nice to find them in one place together.
Skills disappearing because of mass production, are revived in the tradition hold by few individuals.
It is amazing to see father and son in many cases continuing the craft with such pride and satisfaction which is so rare in our modern society.
I bought this book to have some inspiration for a project that I am about to begin, well I am well satisfied and rejuvenated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars want to learn something, 8 May 2010
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Serious about Architecture ,design or woodworking;even for most experienced in any or all of the above there is something here for everyone, great insight into a culture who hold these subjects/crafts as a religion.
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