Monthly Archives: September 2015

Musings: Wooden dai stone base

In Japan they often use Paulownia wood because it does not have strong growth rings with encourages movement with a change in humidity. This is a pithy type of wood and a similar one here in the west would be … Continue reading

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Musings

The Odori mine was near the town of Takayama which located in the mountains between Nagoya and Toyama. The name of the mine owner is Yamamoto-san, he is 87 years old now and is retired and he closed his mine … Continue reading

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