Japanese carpenters generally fall into one of 4 categories.

    1. Miyadaiku – Intricate joinery focused on the building of shrines and temples.
    2. Sukiya-daiku – Teahouse and residential carpentry
    3. sashimono-shi – Furniture makers
    4. Tateguya – interior finish carpenters

This film explores the art of sukiya-daiku. It a fascinating look at the art of japanese hand work.

How They Built Houses in Japan from Harvard Magazine on Vimeo.