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The art of ancient miyadaiku carpentry

In Japan, there was a time when developing metal was so expensive that carpenters needed alternative solutions to nails. This led to the very respected craftsmanship known as miyadaiku carpentry. This method uses interlocking pieces of wood that mostly would remind you of a complicated puzzle. Takahiro Matsumoto has mastered the ancient skill and has dedicated his life to restoring temples and shrines throughout the city of Kamakura.

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