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    Default Japanese Boatbuilding Presentation in NYC

    I thought this may have some interest. I imagine, this "show" might go on the road as well.

    http://www.japansociety.org/event/an...ilder-in-japan





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    An Apprentice Boat Builder in Japan

    Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 PM

    Image © Douglas Brooks.



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    Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 PM

    Japan's hand-crafted wooden boats, admired for their timeless beauty and precise construction, have a rich history in the island nation. Fearing that the techniques, designs and secrets of this trade might disappear within one or two generations, craftsman and Japanese boat specialist Douglas Brooks embarked on a quest to preserve and document these time-honored traditions. Brooks, author of the comprehensive survey Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, joins us to share what he discovered on his journey to fishing villages around Japan, where he interviewed elderly master boat builders and, in six cases, became their last apprentice


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    Default Re: Japanese Boatbuilding Presentation in NYC

    I have seen his stuff in magazines and on line. Should be a good presentation.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Japanese Boatbuilding Presentation in NYC

    Should be rather interesting and Japanese woodworking is second to none.

    One doesn´t hear much about Japanese leisure boats, be they sail or motor-driven, wooden or otherwise.

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    Default Re: Japanese Boatbuilding Presentation in NYC

    This will be amazing.

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