I have been looking at tents on the Japanese Miscellany. The tent pictures that I can find all have what I call the "flat front". The front, and back ends of the tent rise to a peak that runs the length of the tent, like the "car port garages". I don't need and can't transport a 10 x 20. Has anyone seen a 10 x 10 modern shelter that looks right?
- I can't say that I have, however a 10x20 isn't accurate either (even
numbers are unlucky so they were always odd numbers like 9x13 (as an
example). Also, I have been warned that a carport frame isn't
designed to hold up the much heavier canvas we use for tents and that
in wet and windy conditions you just begging for it to come down
I am currently looking into obtaining a 4 needle, long arm, lockstitch
sewing machine with a 1 to 1.25 inch wide french/flat feld seam guide,
for making my own tent and tents for others. This I believe would;
1. over engineer the seams
2. survie the abuse of sewing through 4 layers of 10-13 ounce sunforger canvas
3. allow the material to more easily flow under the arm making sewing
easier for non-japanese style tents (since the historical width is
like 50 cms (18 inches))
4. be of use in patching tents (I know the local barony and its
sub-groups have tents and day shades in need of minor repairs.)
5. Might allow me to make a few extra tents each year to aid others in
obtaining a tent that is period looking (a lockstitch is not period,
the closets we could get automated is a chainstitch, but, I'd
personally feel more comfortable not having a way that the seams could
get snagged and undo.) maybe even start a business specializing in
Japanese style tents.
The one I am designing for myself is HUGE, and will have an inner
divider system to corrdian off areas so I can have a "shared common
space" outside of /my sleeping space. It would also be good for say,
On 29/10/2010, juditheileen21 <judith.eileen@...> wrote:
> I have been looking at tents on the Japanese Miscellany. The tent pictures
> that I can find all have what I call the "flat front". The front, and back
> ends of the tent rise to a peak that runs the length of the tent, like the
> "car port garages". I don't need and can't transport a 10 x 20. Has anyone
> seen a 10 x 10 modern shelter that looks right?
- Several of my campmates at Clan Yamakaminari use carport-based tents, and they've never had major problems with frame strength. I'm not sure the cheapest, thinnest carport on the market is reliable, but there certainly are carports that are suitable for canvas tents.
Japanese tents are just difficult. There aren't any historical camping tents. However, you can do a lot with accessories to make a canvas tent blend in - here's one of Saionji-sensei's efforts: http://www.wodefordhall.com/house.htm
The other approach is more of a wooden house, like Saiaiko-hime's yashiki (http://www.redgeta.com/Yashiki/), but I'm guessing that doesn't fit your transport and storage needs.
I'm in the planning stages of a canvas-based Pennsic house, but it's hardly more than a pipe dream at the moment. Will let everyone know if it gets off the drawing board!
>Actually, I guess it depends on what kind of carport you buy... any carport
> example). Also, I have been warned that a carport frame isn't
> designed to hold up the much heavier canvas we use for tents and that
> in wet and windy conditions you just begging for it to come down
> around you.
made to hold up to a decent amount of snow will be rigid enough to hold
canvas. This might not be true of shelters made to protect boats and other
vehicles from the sun and rain during the summer. For mine, I used the
original plastic cover and added a broadcloth cover over that. It worked
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