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Wagata-Bon Japanese Traditional Tray Making - KOITOYA Woodworking Class

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KOITOYA Design/Make/Japanese Woodworking Class

1/7 William Street

Oaks Estate, ACT 2620

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Wagata Bon - Japanese Traditional Tray Making

2 days: 1-2 Dec. 2018

$210 inc.GST


What is Wagata Bon?

Wagata Bon

The tray, called Wagata-bon or Tasuke-bon for its distinct style, is typically made of chestnut wood that was abundant around Wagatani, Ishikawa, Japan. Wagatani village went under the dam in 1965 and the tradition of the tray making got lost since then. Its rim and bottom are carved out of a single piece of fresh, un-dried wood and there are vertical chisel marks left on the tray.

This style of trays appears to have been made by several woodworkers in the village and came in various sizes that depended on what scrap materials were available for use at the time. Very few of the original trays have been found outside the vicinity of Wagatani, so this suggests that they may have been locally bartered for food and daily necessities by the woodworkers.

Shinichi Moriguchi has been in the heart of reviving this once lost tray making. He has been making the tray and teaching Wagata-bon making to pass the tradition to young maker in Japan.

Hiroshi has learnt this skill in 2017 in Japan under Shinichi Moriguchi. Hiroshi is aiming to revive this style of tray making in Australia, to conect with chestnut project in Sassafras Nuts farm, in his Japanese way.


Why using chestnut at Sassafras Nuts?

Chestnut was used for this traditional Wagata-bon making in Japan. Chestnut is a great material for various craft making.

Chestnut trees in Sassafras Nuts farm is taken down when they come to end for producing nuts for human. It is Hiroshi and Richard's(owner of the farm) passion to use these wonderful material to give it's second life.

Sassafras Nuts farm

https://sassafrasnuts.com.au/

Time

9:00-12:00 | 13:00-16:00; 2days, 12 hours in total

Location

Koitoya Japanese Woodworking Class (Oaks Estate, ACT)

Lecturer

Hiroshi Yamaguchi (KOITOYA Design/Make/Teach)

23 years of experience. Learned in Takayama, Japan.

Learnt Wagata bon making under Shinichi Moriguchi in 2017.

http://www.koitoya.com.au/about/

Content

  1. Making Japanese traditional style tray, Wagata-bon

You will gain the following from signing up

  1. Small to middle size tray, all made yourself by hand.
  2. Hands-on knowledge about round chisel usage.
  3. knowledge about Wagata-bon.

Schedule

Day 1 - 1 Dec. 2018

AM: Picking the timber, splitting the log experience.

PM: Roughing out the inside by round deep chisels

Day 2 - 2 Dec. 2018

AM: Finishing the inside of the tray by round shallow chisels

PM: Finishing the side of the tray by plane.

Fee

$210

Class size

Maximum 8

Number of stuff

Hiroshi

Cancellation Policy

0-6 days: 20% cancellation fee if position is not filled.

more than 7 days notice: full refund will be given.


for more information please contact Hiroshi

koitoya@gmail.com / 0412340619


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