Wood Joints In Classical Japanese Architecture

Begins carpentry apprenticeship in 1924 Starts own enterprise in 1930 Serves in navy 1944-1946 Member of Tcnri Kyokai, involved in design and construction of temples Prepares wood shop drawings for Eishin Gakuen Higashino High School (1983-1985) Graduates in Architecture from Wascda University 1943 - Receives Doctor of Engineering I960 - Professor of Wascda University 1961 Director of the Japanese Photoelastic Association 1979 WOOD JOINTS IN CLASSICAL JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE Torashichi Sumiyoshi...

Stepped gooseneck splice

Square section lumber between 150mm and 200mm. For sections of more than 200mm oblique scarf spliccs are more appropriate. The gooscncck splice is also used on groundsills however, it has a higher strength than the dovetailed splice. In prac-ticc, it is used to join larger lumber sections than the preceding splice. The gooscncck with tenon and mortise serves to splice Tost sample dimensions. Angular dimensions are shown on the next page. Tost sample dimensions. Angular dimensions are shown on...

Halved rabbeted oblique scarf splices

Images Scarf Joint Post

This decorative splicc is often used for finishing, particularly on exposed ceiling members it has very few structural applications. Double-faced halved rabbeted oblique scarf splices, as shown in figure a , when applied as decorative design, arc dimensioned so that the length of the in clined plane is twice the size of the cross section. For stronger structural use, as for baiter posts for example, the length of the inclined planes is made equal to the size of the cross section. The...

Introduction by Yukihiro Kamiyama

Japanese architecture brings to mind stupendous Buddhist temples and shrines, plus the three- and five-story pagodas. Amongst these sacred places, one cannot help being overwhelmed by the radiance emanating from the structures. The purity of the lines leaves us in awe. Master craftsmen, inspired by the beauty of the Japanese cyprcss and zelkova and influenced by the Japanese culture, produced these works of art. Behind the beauty lies the skill and knowledge of an artisan.The harmony of the...