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My interest in woodworking started when I returned to Japan during a summer break in college. My grandfather - who worked as a carpenter during his life - heard that I had trouble deciding upon a major. He told me, "this is good," as he pointed to his head. "But...these are good too" as he held up his hands.
I always had a fondness of Japanese craftsmanship. Some would call it a bias of sorts. Yet the allure was based in the notion that simple things were not simply made.
For instance, a sword is just a piece of steel with a handle. But in the hands of a master craftsman, it is elevated to another level.
The intention is to offer an alternative to disposable, mass produced objects that follow a long winding path from maker (s?) to market. Every item I offer is hand made one at a time and delivered directly to you.
My skills, as well as my passion for the craft,…

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My interest in woodworking started when I returned to Japan during a summer break in college. My grandfather - who worked as a carpenter during his life - heard that I had trouble deciding upon a major. He told me, "this is good," as he pointed to his head. "But...these are good too" as he held up his hands.
I always had a fondness of Japanese craftsmanship. Some would call it a bias of sorts. Yet the allure was based in the notion that simple things were not simply made.
For instance, a sword is just a piece of steel with a handle. But in the hands of a master craftsman, it is elevated to another level.
The intention is to offer an alternative to disposable, mass produced objects that follow a long winding path from maker (s?) to market. Every item I offer is hand made one at a time and delivered directly to you.
My skills, as well as my passion for the craft, grows each and every day. Hopefully one day, I'll be able to hold my hands up, and tell my grandchild, "...these are good, too."

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