I was invited by a close friend who is a constructor of Japanese temples to visit one of the finest purveyors of woods. While touring the warehouse, we passed this giant wooden tree that has been in the warehouse for over 30 years+. There are few places on our planet where you can see such a variety of woods from all over the globe, and this is one of them.
Miya-dai-ku practice the construction of Japanese shrines and temples, and are renowned for their use of elaborate wooden joints. They construct are frequently found among the world’s longest surviving wooden structures. Japanese carpentry is amongst the most sophisticated, and their use of hand tools and techniques is paralleled.