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Saturday, September 8 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Traditional Japanese Boatbuilding

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When most people think of Japan they imagine bullet trains and high-tech electronics. But Japan is also home to an extraordinary tradition of woodworking, including boatbuilding. Douglas Brooks has built boats with seven masters in Japan since 1996 and in this slide presentation he introduces the design secrets and techniques of Japanese boatbuilding. He will be selling signed copies of his latest book, Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, the first comprehensive survey of the craft published. 


Douglas Brooks

Douglas Brooks is a boatbuilder, writer, and researcher specializing in traditional wooden boats. Since 1996 he has been documenting traditional Japanese boatbuilding. He has worked alongside seven craftsmen building eight types of boats. He is the sole apprentice for six of his seven... Read More →

Saturday September 8, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
Discovery Room NW Maritime Ctr