China Uncensored: Building Without Nails – The Genius of Japanese Carpentry

January 7, 2015 Updated: July 8, 2016

Would you believe a temple built 400 years ago without any nails could still be standing?

That’s the genius behind traditional Japanese carpentry. It uses complex joinery techniques to build anything you can imagine without any nails or screws.

Go with nature, or go against nature.That’s the lesson of “wabi sabi” master craftsman Mr. Hanafusa shares with us on this special episode of China Uncensored.

For more on Mr. Hanafusa’s New York store, Miya Shoji, click here.

About China Uncensored:

Did you know China banned reincarnation? And time travel on TV? Did you know they call the Dalai Lama a terrorist ringleader? Funny news you might have missed. You see, China is ruled by the Chinese Communist Party. And those guys are pretty evil. They also have an iron grip on the world’s second largest economy and the world’s largest standing army. Whether it’s threatening war with Japan, squashing citizen riots calling for democracy, or censoring news and the Internet, China’s Communist Party is fighting to stay in power. China also puts out a lot of fake news to trick people in China and in the West into thinking every thing is good. That’s where NTD China Uncensored comes in.

China Uncensored is China news like the Daily Show or Colbert Report is US news. It’s a little funny, a little scary, and pretty darn entertaining. Chris Chappell’s launches his war on the CCP with a sarcastic take on China’s government abuse with the latest news.