Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Tanihata 組子欄間 格子の引き戸

Kumiko”, in short, is a delicate technique of assembling wooden pieces without nails.
Thinly slit wooden pieces are grooved, punched and mortised, and then are assembled and joined one by one with plane, saw, chisel and other tools while fine adjustments are made. The “Kumiko” woodwork technique was developed in Japan in the Asuka Era (600-700 AD) and has since been refined and passed down through generations of craftsmen. 
The technique is used to make intricate screens and internal walls each using an intricate pattern of which there are many all with their own reference and meaning these are made by Tanihata.

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