Like a glove. A glove that will eventually fuse together and can never be taken off.

Watching stuff get made is cool. There are entire TV series devoted merely to footage of stuff being made. But watching traditional Japanese carpenters join together large beams of wood using simple tools in a way that makes it seem like the finished product had simply always existed that way can give you a feeling of vicarious accomplishment that is hard to find in the 21st Century. This is why people stand and watch construction sites. This is why people wander over to see what their neighbors are doing in their garage. It's almost as satisfying as doing it yourself.

As someone who only uses his atrophied monkey-digits to poke at a keyboard (and not even one of those mechanical keyboards that make satisfying clickity-clackity noises), I am no stranger to the modern man's lame longing to, you know, really create something with my hands, dude. In reality, of course, I am not very patient and I haven't really built anything since the last time I got a Lego set for my birthday. But after watching this, I feel like I really did something today. And so did you.


We didn't, of course, but it's nice to feel that way.

Sources: Traditional Architecture of Japan | Digg