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I met a priest from Fukushima, in northern Japan, visiting Washington, DC, who invited me to visit his temple. When I wrote, it turned out he was building a new building, which would be a home for his family. I told him I would love to help on it, but apparently the carpenter was skeptical, so he finally wrote that I could come and watch.  I tried to get there for the raising, but to my disappointment, arrived too late. 

I remember walking around looking at all the joints, which I had only seen in books.  Everything fit perfectly, and the posts were planed as smooth as glass. I realized what an opportunity this was, and became determined to learn Japanese carpentry to the best of my ability.

 Fortunately, the carpenter relented and within a week I was working with him. It was difficult at times, but it was a great experience, and I have since gone back to visit a number of times with my family. I am still attempting to learn more about Japanese carpentry, and to put in practice what I have learned in this country.

Earthquake--My experiences in going back to Fukushima after the Earthquake

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Article, 1982.--Article from JAL Wings Magazine about studying temple carpentry in Japan

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