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Woodworking & Furniturecraft

Japanese Woodworking Introduction

Course Overview

This one-day course offers a unique opportunity to spend time with Shuji Nakagawa, a third generation Japanese cooper and woodworker. Mr. Nakagawa will demonstrate parts of the coopering process, share and discuss a variety of specialized Japanese hand tools, and lead students in a simple project inspired by the Japanese woodworking tradition, such as chopsticks or cutting boards. This short course is a chance for those who are interested in learning from someone working at the highest levels in his field, but are not ready to take on a longer project or have limited or no woodworking experience. The emphasis is on discussion and learning, not on a finished product. The course and discussion will be offered in Japanese, with translation. The materials fee will be due to North House during class (varies, $25 and up).


Fri, Sep 20th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $150.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Shuji Nakagawa
Shuji Nakagawa
Hira, Shiga Prefecture Japan

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Japanese Woodworking Introduction