Woodworkers’ skill : Bundling up
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This processing technique is used to produce containers for water and sake such as tubs and barrels. It involves combining, fastening and bundling up plates (called kure) cut out from round wood with bamboo hoops. The same method can be used to produce large items including bathtubs.
Cutting the wood into wedges with a hatchet
Shaving carved wood
Combining and fastening shaved plates with bamboo hoops