Master Tsunekazu Nishioka was a Japanese carpenter. Not just any carpenter. He was a miya-daiku, one of the few master temple carpenters in Japan. He was a living tradition holder. His wisdom and knowledge were passed down to him through oral traditions and written texts in a family tradition. His know-how developed through discipline and practice. He learned from his ancestors how to construct and build tools, how to choose and prepare materials that were supremely fit for purpose and relearned these processes through his whole being to make their knowledge and wisdom come to life in him.
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