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Video: Fujimori’s Yakisugi Technique (Austrian TV)

Watch as renowned Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori demonstrates the technique below (from Austrian newscast).

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Shou ‘Piney’ Ban: Finishing southern pine with fire

Since 2004, Michael Moran, and now his partner Celia Gibson, can be found, chisel in hand, building each unique object one piece at a time, one hand-cut joint at a time, watching wood become a functional work of art.

Moran says his vision is one in which materials,

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Zen Meditation on the Art of Creating Shou Sugi Ban Boards

Zenmeditation_frameJohn Neeman Tools shows us how shou sugi ban should be done – by hand, under dappled sunlight and with a zen master playing the flute as accompaniment. Check out his meditative video tutorial – without any words to take away from the artistic spell he puts us under.

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Japanese Surrealist Architect Fujimori Revels In Fairytale Visions

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A one-legged Shou sugi ban teahouse suspended amid cherry trees in the Japanese mountains showcases the vivid imagination and designs of architect Terunobu Fujimori. Conceiving his first creation at the age of 42, Fujimori is considered one of the world’s first surrealists in his field.

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Shou-Sugi-Ban Wood Siding

From Remodelista, a photo-overview of how to create Shou Sugi Ban siding.

One family’s account of building a house in Southern California with Mexico City–born, San Diego–based architect Sebastian Mariscal.

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