Dylan Iwakuni

Since young, my dream had been to build my own house.

Upon finishing school, I attended a carpentry trade school in Gifu, Japan, and learned the basics of Japanese carpentry.

After finishing the course, I found a traditional carpentry master in Kyoto and began working on renovating traditional houses and Shrines. Through working on traditional structures, I was able to learn more about traditional joineries and the hand tools used to make them.

As we started sharing online the carpentry work we do, we received countless messages from individuals interested in learning Japanese woodworking. Realizing there was not much information available in English or options to learn from, we started hosting Japanese woodworking classes in English in Kyoto, which eventually led us to give woodworking workshops in the USA, Australia, Singapore, and Israel. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and connecting with woodworkers all over the world.