Short (sometimes) videos or stories about interesting Japanese culture, language, entertainment, and many other things.
These joints on these wooden boxes are just amazing and so satisfying to watch when they are put together. Must take an exceptionally long time to carve these joints.
Japan Hakone Marquetry is another stunning type of Japanese woodworking. Many pieces of different colored wood are glued together to form a pattern. Once dry, very thin sheets are shaved off the wood to make a covering for other wood products.
…like this Japanese puzzle box which requires 72 movements to open. It is covered with the Hakone Marquetry like was shown in the video above. I have a smaller version of one of these boxes. It took a while to figure out how to open it on my own. Once you move a few pieces and figure out how it works, it is easy to get to the end and open it.
Another satisfying Japanese woodworking video. This one is about Sendai chests. It takes more than one specialist to make the chests, just like a few different craftsmen are involved in producing a traditional Japanese sword. One person builds the chest, another one stains and lacquers it, and another makes metal designs that are attached to the chest.