Announcing a special limited edition of Toshio Ōdate's classic book Japanese Woodworking Tools: Their Tradition, Spirit and Use

Special Limited Hardcover Edition
Each copy individually numbered, signed by the author
New preface by the author
Not available through Amazon or the book trade
Acid-free paper • Sewn signatures • Hardbound with slipcase • 9" × 12" • 200 pages • $125.00 (40% website discount does not apply)


"At age 90, I started to think one more time about the role of the shokunin and

his life with his tools. Scholars, scientists, and historians can catalog, document,

and analyze traditional Japanese tools, but who will preserve the elements the

tools played in protecting and supporting the craftsman’s life? Only the craftsman

who uses the tools knows that. That experiential knowledge, which I knew

intimately and intuitively, I preserved in this book. Today, nobody makes a living

with hand tools alone, and therefore nobody can write a book like this ever again."

—Toshio Ōdate








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