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Dentoh-Isan Preservation of Traditional Building Methods in Japan

When the nation of Japan viewed the devastation and clean-up efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011, many people came to recognize the necessity to reduce non-recyclable content in construction. Nearly 100% of new construction materials could NOT be recycled. Whereas the traditional buildings, with tatami, wood and tile, could be quickly cleaned-up without environmental costs, the plastic and chemical remains of the modern construction needed to be carefully filtered and sequestered to protect the environment from becoming polluted with complex chemical residues which mix together producing unknown future effects. The cost of the clean-up after disasters like Earthquakes has become part of the conversation in Japan centering around how to bring about healthy sustainable environments. 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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Kezurou-kai USA is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate against anyone based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, for its board of directors, staff, contractors, volunteers, providers or recipients of service, members, or any member of the public.

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