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The construction of shoji—Japanese sliding doors—requires intricate skills and attention to detail. This guide to creating shoji brings together both traditional insight and technical mastery of the craft from the perspective of an apprenticed sliding-door maker. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photos of each work in progress, give detailed information on how t ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Linden Publishing
(first published June 30th 2000)
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What it promises to be: a relatively brief exposition of the tools and techniques of the tategu-shi, explained through a few representative practical projects you can either follow along as-is or pillage for ideas. Not for complete beginners, though, and having read Odate's previous book will be helpful if not absolutely vital.