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Why Japanese Joinery is Designed to be Disassembled

Exploring the resilience of traditional Japanese structures. The question of what techniques were employed early-on to allow the evolution and systematic improvements to the joinery which eventually would resist jolts and winds, for tens of centuries. Read More …

Kezurou-kai USA is a diverse group of designers, builders, and makers with a deep interest in learning and perpetuating the practice of hand tool woodworking. Much of our inspiration comes from traditional Japanese woodworking, architecture, and construction. Today, Kezurou-kai USA works to support and promote this tradition of excellence by our efforts to introduce, train, and challenge interested individuals who want to make hand tools and techniques central to their work.

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Kezuroukai USA is a non-profit educational organization: 501(3)(c) #47-5009584 Donations are tax-exempt.