Watch this short documentary how a Japanese father-son team, Miya Shoji in New York, is preserving the traditional woodcraft of building nature-inspired furnitures without nails and only basic tools like saws and seriously-sharp wood planers.
Apart from a Stihl chainsaw used by the contractor to quickly cut down the tree, there was no other power tools nor any form of metal fasteners involved - even the founder, Isao Hanafusa joked that his methods may seem slow and inefficient in today's fast-paced world. We however find it comforting to note that tradition is not lost in this day and age!
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