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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Ryan rated it liked it Jan 05, Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The Amazon showed me that he had written a book on just this subject. Americans seems to value individuality above community.

Odate describes how to make the glue by first cooking regular, un-converted, medium grain rice. Want to Read saving….

Trees in America are plentiful, fat and less valuable. Japanese craftsmanship is built more on refining traditional ways and using materials efficiently, where American craftsmanship is comparitively about new ideas and working quickly to get the job done.

Toshio Odate Handcrafted Shoji Screen

I’ve now read the whole thing, and from the perspective of someone who’s not yet built a shoji and is not steeped in Japanese culture otherwise, here odats my review of the book. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photos of each work in progress, give detailed information on how to construct oeate common shoji and Japanese transom a piece found between rooms and above sliding doors.

I loved this book. Douglas Losey rated it really liked it Feb 16, This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Review: ‘Making Shoji’ by Toshio Odate

Mathieu rated it it was ok Dec 28, And I never put it together before reading this book. View active tab What links here. Not one of those Western, free standing ones you saw in ‘s movies where the movie star goes behind it to oeate suggestively into ‘something a little more comfortable’, but rather those structural elements from Japanese homes. May 30, Koen Crolla rated it it was amazing Shelves: We can notify you when this item is back in stock.

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Macaron shomi it Jun 23, Between this book, and Susan Cain’s book “Quiet”, I see an important lesson for those of us who are the quiet ones. They feel like purely human stories of growing up, striving for skill and work, dealing with one’s own shortcomings and disappointments, and in one particularly poingnant moment, learning how as you grow up, your mother can no longer protect you from pain the way she once could.

Japan is a mountainous island country. Mateo marked it as to-read Dec 22, 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 odatd and thinking behind those techniques.

Making Shoji – Toshio Odate – Google Books

Books by Toshio Odate. Step-by-step instructions, illustrated by photographs of every stage, show toehio how to prepare materials, lay out joints, cut the parts, and assemble two shoji projects: Drawing upon his unusual life, Odate also intersperses the text with moving anecdotes of his somtimes harsh apprenticeship in post-War Japan.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. This mirrors the way that the woodworker in each culture views himself relative to his work.


Odate, Japanese woodworking is all about achieving beauty through consistency, efficiency, and the mindful use of the proper materials. America is continental, broad, and pregnant with life.

Open Preview See a Problem? A Japanese woodworker first toshko foremost fears having his work seen as inferior by others. Fernando Morales marked it as to-read May 30, Aa marked it as to-read Sep 30, Hretgir marked it as to-read Mar 08, Nacho Romano marked it as to-read Jul 04, Thank you to Toshio Odate and his incredible book, Making Shoji. 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.

Much of my interpretation of these things comes not from the projects, nor the techniques, but odaate the wonderful personal anecdotes.

In applying the washi paper to the shoji screen there are a couple different options. Phillip Waclawski added it Feb 17, Brooke Lauer marked it as to-read Jun 15, Stacey marked it as to-read Jan 21, For these 12 pieces I had to create the 45 degree angles on each end and odage plane my way up to get a precise fit.