Japan's ancient art of Hakone marquetry is used to provide intricate decorations on wooden boxes and other items. Woodworkers painstakingly cut pieces of different wood species and glue them together to form geometric shapes and patterns. Using only hand tools, they slice off thin sheets from the blocks to be applied like regular veneer to other woodwork projects. This poetic video shows master craftsmen Tanegi and Taneita Zukuri in action making this beautiful marquetry.


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