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For Comfortable Living Space: Tategu-Koshimizu

August 28, 2015

Do you know of "Tategu?" Tategu collectively refers to wooden partitions of space such as shoji, paper sliding doors, husuma, which are thick paper sliding doors. They control the opening and closing of a house. The sliding door entrance in the Golden Hall of Horyu-ji Temple is said to be the oldest in existence.

In this interview, we heard from Koshimizu Shigeru, the 3rd representative of Tategu Koshimizu, about the history of tategu (joinery) and the profession of construction joiner. He also represents Tategu Koshimizu as its 8th architect and the 5th joiner, whose business started in Nakai and then moved to Ninomiya , Nakagun, Kanagawa Prefecture in 1910.

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Translation by: Kenta Koshimizu, reviewd by Marina Izumi


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