Kumiko…. The Ancient Art of Woodcraft Mastery from Japan

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Origins of Kumiko Kumiko originated as a unique Japanese artform in the 8th Century during the Asuka period. The traditional wood used in Kumiko is Akita Cedar or Kiso Cypress, which is long lasting, durable and bright in colour.   The Best Wood To Use Nowadays it is advisable to start with basswood, which has small pores, no grain lines, pares easily and is consistent in colour. It is also comparatively soft, which allows you to achieve a tight fit when assembling the pieces.     Assembly The wooden pieces, which are traditionally cut by hand to an accuracy of…

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