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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Review: ‘Making Shoji’ by Toshio Odate | Wood Insights

It pays off to attend to this as it will assist in not cutting the wood of the shoji unnecessarily. Aurelio added it Jan 20, Some of the most wonderful facts I learned from the book were often asides in the material, or occasionally deeply philosophical thoughts brought down from Mr.

His language follows the exact same philosophy. For instance, what drives a craftsman to create quality workmanship. After putting together a large version of a traditional Japanese style toolbox, courtesy of plans by Toshio Odate, I shomi it might be nice to make a smaller version, one I could use as a possible toolbox to carry in my vehicle.

The Japanese pull the responsibility for the work toward themselves. Sys rated it it makinb amazing Dec 20, In applying the washi paper to the shoji screen there are a couple different options. 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.

Toryn Green added it Oct 21, Much of my interpretation ehoji these things comes not from the projects, nor the techniques, but from the wonderful personal anecdotes. Phillip Waclawski added it Feb 17, Hretgir marked it as to-read Mar 08, Clearly, the left list are traits central to Japanese culture.


The tools and techniques themselves are driven by these differing world-views. We can notify you when this item is back in stock.

Review: ‘Making Shoji’ by Toshio Odate

Just a moment while we sign you zhoji to your Goodreads account. Toshio Odate provides the necessary guidance and skills needed to tackle this traditional craft with confidence.

This mirrors the way that the woodworker in each culture views himself relative tohsio his work. The binding is standard thin-book glue binding, but it does include a cardboard insert at the glue joint, so I’d expect it to last quite well for several decades. Manuel rated it liked it Oct 11, Mal marked it as to-read Jun 19, Myrte Van der velden marked it as to-read Jul 11, I do this hobby not so much to complete projects based on my pace, that much should be right obvious but to enjoy a sort of zen mindfulness.

Rethimgren rated it really liked it Apr 23, I sat down after reading the book to the end, and for some reason, wrote a series of contrasts. Technical chapters cover the Japanese mortis-and-tenon joint and home-made rice glue. And I know I’ll go back and read this book again. Preview — Making Shoji by Toshio Odate.

His master told shji that the best glue is made from “the most deliciously cooked rice,” because it is soft, but hasn’t collapsed into mush.

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They read like near-mythic parables.

Accompanied by a large number of well-labelled and illustrated photos and drawings, it taught me an astonishing amount about not only the techniques in question, but the reason and thinking behind those techniques. I find it telling when Toshio Odate says this about what it’s like to deliver a finished piece:.

But the description that the best glue comes from ‘the most deliciously cooked rice” had me grinning when I read it. Trivia About Making Shoji. The traits on the right are more central to U. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated by photographs of every stage, show readers how to prepare materials, lay out joints, cut the parts, and assemble two shoji projects: Macaron added it Jun 23, Ruediger Narr marked it as to-read May 09, Or, like Toshio Odate you can simply take a drink out of your mug and spray it out of your mouth all over the back.

Nick Mole rated it really liked it Sep 25, Trade seeks higher value for materials and no one values clear-grained softwoods more than the Japanese.

Toshio Odate Handcrafted Shoji Screen

msking Once the glue dries about an hour you can spray the paper with water using an atomizer. Not for complete beginners, though, and having read Odate’s previous book will be helpful if not absolutely vital. It takes patience but gets a little quicker with practice. No trivia or quizzes yet. I’ve always wanted to try to build a Japanese screen.