Making Shoji has 20 ratings and 2 reviews. Koen said: What it promises to be: a relatively brief exposition of the tools and techniques of the tategu-shi. Buy a cheap copy of Making Shoji book by Toshio Odate. The construction of shoji–Japanese sliding doors–requires intricate skills and attention to detail. Making Shoji by Toshio Odate, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Not one of those Western, free standing ones you saw in ‘s movies where the movie star goes behind it to change suggestively into ‘something a little more comfortable’, but rather those structural elements from Japanese homes. Book ratings by Goodreads. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photos of each work in progress, give detailed information on how t The construction shooji shoji—Japanese sliding doors—requires intricate skills and attention to detail.

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After putting together a large version of a traditional Japanese style toolbox, courtesy of plans by Toshio Odate, I thought it might be nice to make a smaller version, one I could use as a possible toolbox to carry in my vehicle. Once the glue dries about an hour you can spray the paper with water using an atomizer. Sys rated it it was amazing Dec 20, Douglas Losey rated it really liked it Feb 16, Cassandra Harris marked it as to-read May 09, Not for complete beginners, though, and having read Odate’s previous book will be helpful if not absolutely vital.

This is probably my favorite part of the process.

Why do the best redwoods shoju in the Pacific Northwest go to Japan? Trivia About Making Shoji. The construction of shoji—Japanese sliding doors—requires intricate skills and attention to detail.


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The Japanese do have a very socially rigid culture. I fear I may wax a bit too effusively here, for I was quite surprised at exactly how much I loved reading this book.

I also used four of the small clamps to assist in setting the kumiko frame adjacent to the exterior frame. The driving force for the way Japanese and American woodworkers approach materials is obviously based on how scarce or plentiful those materials have been, and continue to be, in their respective worlds. Manuel rated it liked it Oct 11, To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Looking for beautiful books? The main challenge has instead been understanding how the myriad pieces relate to one another and assemble to create the whole.

Toshio Odate Handcrafted Shoji Screen

I will be using it shortly to build at least one pair of shoji doors. Chris DeVere rated it it was amazing Dec 26, Trade seeks higher value for materials and no one values clear-grained softwoods more than the Japanese.

Fernando Morales marked it as to-read May 30, Book review — ‘Making Shoji’ by Toshio Odate.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It pays off to attend to this as it will assist in not cutting the wood of the shoji unnecessarily.

This mirrors the way that the woodworker in each culture views himself relative to his work. Aa marked it as to-read Sep 30, With that desire in mind, I went on Amazon and ordered a book.

Making Shoji

This invariably resulted in frustration. Rethimgren rated it really liked it Apr 23, He’s known in the U. As described by Mr. Kevin rated it liked it Oct 31, This site uses cookies.


Description The construction of shoji – Japanese sliding doors and screens – requires great skill and attention to detail. To summarize, I’d say, and this is only me saying this a typical American thing to do here. I’ve always wanted to try to build a Japanese screen. What it promises to be: Making Shoji by Toshio Odate. I ordered it in about 14 nanoseconds and with the Prime account, had it on my doorstep in 23 and one half hours.

The Americans push the responsibility to the eventual owner or user. Catmampbell marked it as to-read Oct 22, Post was not sent – check your email addresses! I will also add some shoju to it, to keep the bottom nails from digging in to any surface they might be sitting on.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The correct use of Japanese tools is discussed, as are techniques for marking lines, making specific joints and handles, using rice glue, and applying shoji paper. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.