100 thoughts on “In Japan, Repairing Buildings Without a Single Nail”

  1. The method of build wood building without any nail is normal in old malay civilzation. Check out their old wood building.

  2. Right near the beginning when he put the 2 pieces together & there was a perfect join my eyes filled with tears: this is SO skilled & beautiful. Later he said that (thank you for english subtitles!) buildings are made to be easily disassembled because they knew they'd need repairs in the future = what a great lesson, products used to be like that (could fix everything yourself or knew someone who could) but now they're all so complex and it's (this is so wrong!) often cheaper to replace than mend. The tears remained for this whole film, it made me very emotional (skill & pride in amazing work but also humble), thank you for making it & putting it up here.

  3. Would be too expensive in the states, unless clients value & willing to pay more. Most GCs would hate it. However with everything going prefab, it might work in the near future

  4. No hate but I was just wondering how many trees are being cut to meet their demands😶. Anyways skills = 💯💯

  5. The same energy they put in making cars, for example Toyota. Japanese people figured life out long long time ago. They built things to last a lifetime

  6. now i really want an anime about carpentry where the main protagonist is an enthusiast shounen obsessed with carpentry and goes on to compete with other carpenters in an epic anime style carpenters battle xD

  7. The beauty and Ingenuity it’s just mine blown simply amazing work I’m not gonna throw my mind and wraparound how they actually put these all together

  8. Yea the Amish have been building like that for centuries and even today there building's are stronger than building's built with steel nails and screws

  9. Japanese people have a history of honing in on their craft and sticking with it tell the end. Its admirable. It doesnt matter if your a fucking RC race car driver… if your good at it your respected, that's Japan.

  10. Their robot replacements are going to be amazing. I'm half joking but it's sad that the Japanese aren't having children and they don't accept foreigners to increase their population and to help pass on their traditions

  11. Here in the states those japanese american carpenters in the 50s and 60s were incredible. Everyone tried to learn from them and they were real Particular in who they taught. Tremendous talent.

  12. Wooow most of houses in america will be destroyed in 40-50 years but in japan they will be destroyed 150-200 years

  13. In America items and structures break down like nothing.

    Meanwhile in Japan you've got buildings that have lasted for thousands of years. Even the two atomic bombs that were dropped didn't destroy them 😅

  14. You tell the true we need to keep what the past give to us, example the wood skills build house without nails. I enjoy the video. I happy to learn more from the Japanese old wood skills. Because I love to work and live with the nature.

  15. He was just making the wood interlock in a complex way (which is very hard at the quality he was doing it at), but why not just buy a longer piece of wood?

  16. Nobody is willing to pay the hourly rate for that kind of craftsmanship. That kind of workmanship is to be passed on to the generations to come. Both how to do it and how to appreciate it.

  17. They knew to make buildings to be like puzzle pieces so they can be easily repaired.

    Quote over thousand years old

  18. Damn, the way the guy knocks wood into place with his hands, I hope he doesn't do that every day. Carpal tunnel is a bitch.

  19. It’s a Chinese technique called 榫卯(sǔn mǎo), people started to use it 2500 years ago and its the major jointing technique of Chinese wood pieces, either small or big. Most of ancient wooden buildings and towers use this technique. It’s not responsible to say that Japanese people invented it, when they actually borrowed it, just like their characters.
    There’s an app called 榫卯(wood joints) made by Chinese people that shows how the entire thing works with fascinating 3D models to check out

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