Minka: the Trailer

A reader from Denmark sent me a link to this video clip, and I thought I would share it. The fellow being interviewed in the trailer is Yoshihiro Takishita, the force behind a recent resurgence of interest in Minka. The story recounts his experiences with his American foster father in rebuilding a Minka in 1967. I think, if the trailer is any indication, that the film will be well worth viewing.

“Minka” trailer from Birdling Films on Vimeo.

7 Replies to “Minka: the Trailer”

  1. I don't know what it is exactly, but this was compelling enough that I watched it several times. I'm glad I found this and your blog through Adam King's tweet. I love architecture like this, and of course woodworking.

  2. There is also a book written by John Roderick: Minka, farmhouse in Japan.
    He is the one who Yoshihiro Takishita is referring to.
    An interesting read where he tells the story of the reconstruction.

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