April 25th attended a thatch roofing workshop in Yamanashi-Prefecture. Sano-san (佐野氏) is rethatching a 300 year old Japanese farm house. The original bamboo and unmilled lumber rafters are lashed together with straw rope and wisteria vines. Sano-san raises ayu (鮎) fish, grows rice, and produces tea for income. The tools used.
Posted by Kyle Holzhueter