Douglas Brooks' work encompasses two decades of learning with masters of Japanese boatbuilding from all corners of the country, making him the pre-eminent expert in the construction of traditional Japanese craft in both the English- and Japanese-speaking world.
In this two hour online seminar, Douglas will introduce you to his journeys through Japanese woodworking culture as he apprenticed with masters of diverse boatbuilding styles. He will discuss the common themes of these beautiful vessels, the materials used, tools required, cultural elements necessary to understand them properly, and of course the myriad factors that distinguish the many styles of Japanese boatbuilding from each other.
The zoom seminar format will give you the option to ask Douglas your own questions about his apprenticeships, the boats he has built, and his perspective on Japanese woodworking. For those who are unable to make the seminar live, a recording will be available to all participants for two weeks following the event.
Having conducted a number of online seminars for American woodworkers, Douglas has generously offered to host one at a more appropriate time for Australians and New Zealanders - at great cost to his own circadian rhythms.
Date: Saturday, 18 September
Time: 10am, Australian EST
Location: Wherever you like that has internet access.
Cost: $45USD (~$65AUD)
Payment: Payment can be made via PayPal transfer directly to Douglas Brooks (use email email@example.com to conduct your transfer).
If you do not have a way of making a PayPal transfer, please add this listing to your cart and checkout through our website. Please note that, as we will need to collect GST on this transaction, this method adds 10% to the overall price to you.
A zoom link will be emailed to you on the morning of the course, and we'll see you there!