Kigumi | The Art of Japanese Joinery

The Art of Japanese Joinery highlights the details and intricacies of wood to wood joinery found commonly in traditional Japanese architecture. Photographs of different joinery components as well as detailed descriptions of the craftmanship of the connections.

Book Description: With the clear isometric proportions complementing the 64 pages of stunning photographs, even the weekend carpenter can duplicate these bequests from the traditional Japanese carpenter, which can be applied to projects as large as the buildings for which most of them were originally devised or as small as a sewing box. Kiyosi Seike, Professor of Architecture at the Toyko Institute of Technology, is also an active architect both in Japan and abroad. He has published numerous books and articles on architecture in both Japanese and English.

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