Used Japanese Tools
Used japanese tools is article about Uncategorized bookmarked by melvin with ID 1740681110 was uploaded on 14-02-2019 and has been viewed 108,120 times.
What I know about these tools and how they came into my care is not completely clear to me, largely do to my limited Japanese.I think they were first destined to come to me in the summer of 2010 when My aikido teacher, Tanaka Tadamitsu, his traveling companions and some other friends were sitting in an airport resturant waiting for their flight back to Japan.
My teacher asked if I would like a hand plane that had belonged to his father.At first I thought he asked me if I liked Japanese planes, to which I responded with an enthusiastic 'yes'.Then I realized what he had actually asked, at which point I back peddled, trying not to sound too eager.
He went on to describe how his father owned the plane and shared his bemused lack of understanding as to why his father would posses such a thing, after all he wasn't a carpenter.I took this to be something like me not owning a stethoscope because I'm not doctor.
Anyhow he went on to describe that the wooden dai was no longer good but that the steel probably still was.Our conversation moved on and I presumed that was the end of that...