- I have found a couple of interesting books on Japanese living and
carpentry thanks to my interest in Japanese reform (remodeling) shows.
Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan by Azby Brown
While this mostly covers Edo period living, some traditions go back
before this so applicable for our group. How did most people live and
what resources did they use in Edo period Japan. A good read once book,
The Genius of Japanese Carpentry: The Secrets of a Craft by Azby Brown
Azby Brown documents the rebuilding of a Japanese temple with inputs
from a master temple builder. Mentioned before, but over a decade ago ;)
Another good read once book. Old enough so you will have to buy a used
copy anyway or get it from a library.