The Carpenter

Mortimer Menpes



Source: Japan, A Record in Colour, facing p. 164

Japanese carpenters and their unusually refined and sensible (truly fit-for-purpose) tools impressed Menpes greatly. He extols one carpenter in particular — and perhaps this is the one shown working alone, here. [Commentary continues below.]

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