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Carpenter Duties & Salary in Japan

In Japan, a carpenter, or "daiku" as they are known locally, is a highly skilled artisan who specializes in traditional woodworking techniques and the construction of wooden structures. Carpenters in Japan are renowned for their precision, attention to detail, and their contribution to the countrys distinctive architectural style.

An interesting fact about carpentry in Japan is the countrys traditional woodworking method known as "sukiya-zukuri." Carpenters often work on projects that involve intricate joinery, such as the construction of traditional tea houses and temples, showcasing the unique craftsmanship and aesthetic principles of Japanese woodworking.

The main duties of a carpenter in Japan include reading and interpreting traditional architectural drawings, selecting and preparing materials, cutting and fitting wooden joints, assembling and installing wooden structures, and applying traditional finishes. Carpenters may work on residential houses, temples, shrines, or engage in restoration projects.

Key skills required for carpentry in Japan include mastery of traditional hand tools, knowledge of different wood species and their properties, precise measurement and cutting skills, and a deep understanding of Japanese architectural principles. Practical experience and an apprenticeship under a master carpenter are essential to becoming a qualified carpenter in Japan.

Carpentry work opportunities can be found throughout Japan. Cities like Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka offer a range of construction projects that require skilled carpenters. Additionally, rural areas known for their traditional architecture, such as Kanazawa and Takayama, provide opportunities for carpenters specializing in traditional Japanese construction.

The expected salary range for a carpenter in Japan is typically between ¥3,000,000 and ¥6,000,000 per year. The average hourly rate for a carpenter ranges from ¥1,500 to ¥3,000.

* Please note that the salary figures may vary based on experience & location. Salary figures & rate ranges last updated Nov 2023.
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