by Toshio Odate
119 pages, many b/w photographs and drawings, softback
The construction of Shoji - Japanese sliding doors and screens - requires great skill and attention to detail, however the task is within the reach of amateur woodworkers, and the results will add grace and serenity to any interior.
With Toshio Odate's help, woodworkers can tackle this traditional craft with confidence. Odate, who served a craftsman's apprenticeship during his yoouth, unites traditional insight and technical mastery in a way that anyone can understand. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated by photos taken at every stage of the work, give detailed information on how to prepare materials, lay out joinst, cut the parts, and assemble two Shoji projects: the common sliding screen with hipborard, plus an intricate transom featuring the beautiful asanoha pattern.
Building on this foundation, Odate gives construction details and notes on eight Shoji variations. Technical chapters cover the Japanese mortise-and-tenon joint, shoji paper, and homemade rice glue.
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