Carpenters

Carpenters

Representative director Taku Ikeo

  • Daikushi in the 2nd graduating class of Carpenters Training School
  • Chairman of Japan Daikushi Carpenter’s Association
  • Qualified architect of the 1st grade (Registration number 329026)
  • Qualified technician of the 1st grade (Carpentry)
  • Secretariat of certified NPO Japan Minka Revival Association, Kyushu-Okinawa region
  • Organizer of Quality Builders Club (QBC), Kyushu region

Brief history

  • 1982
    Born in Egawa-machi, Nagasaki-shi, Nagasaki prefecture
  • 1997
    Graduated from Kogakura junior high school
    Start thinking to be a carpenter.
  • 2000
    Graduated from Nagasaki Higashi high school
    Moved to Fukuoka prefecture.
  • 2004
    Graduated from Department of Architecture, School of Engineering at Kyushu University
    Graduation thesis: “Study on seismic performance of high strength RC frame”
  • 2007
    Graduated from Carpenters Training School
    Started working as a carpenter at Kenchikukoubou Yuuzansou.
  • 2010
    Established Sumaikoubou Co., Ltd.

Director,
chief of construction division,
chief of farm division
Ryouta Takiguchi

  • Daikushi in the 2nd graduating class of Carpenters Training School
  • Officer of Kyushu Daikushi Carpenter’s Association
  • Qualified technician of the 1st grade (Carpentry)

Brief history

  • 1981
    Born in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka prefecture
  • 1997
    Graduated from Matsuzaki junior high school
  • 2000
    Graduated from Higashi Fukuoka high school
    Did nothing but playing soccer.
  • 2004
    Graduated from Department of Architecture, School of Engineering at Kyushu Sangyo University
  • 2007
    Graduated from Carpenters Training School
    Started working as a carpenter at Umeno Construction Co., Ltd.
  • 2010
    Established Sumaikoubou Co., Ltd.

Construction division Yuta Nakanishi

Daikushi of the 9th graduating class of Carpenters Training School

Brief history

  • 1983
    Born in Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka prefecture
  • 2006
    Graduated from Department of Architecture, School of Engineering at Kyushu Sangyo University

Carpenters Kouhei Hosoda

Daikushi of the 9th graduating class of Carpenters Training School

Brief history

  • 1991
    Born in Shimonoseki-shi, Yamaguchi prefecture
  • 2014
    Graduated from Carpenters Training School

Carpenters Takanori Takata

Daikushi of the 10th graduating class of Carpenters Training School

Brief history

  • 1989
    Born in Minami-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka prefecture
  • 2012
    Graduated from Department of Urban Engineering, School of Science and Engineering at Saga University
  • 2015
    Graduated from Carpenters Training School

Carpenters Hideyuki Kurihara

Daikushi of the 12th graduating class of Carpenters Training School

Brief history

  • 1995
    Born in Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka prefecture
  • 2017
    Graduated from Carpenters Training School

Craftsman Training

We recruit personnel for apprenticeship carpenter as required. Our company has a very good environment for training young apprentices, because all the carpenters are young. It is easier for a young apprentice to learn new carpentry work from young carpenters. Therefore, they can learn the carpentry work faster. And it is also easier for a young carpenters to teach a young apprentice.
Regarding the method of training carpenters, we have adopted the training system established at Daikushi Carpenter’s Association based on the experience at the Carpenters Training School.

POINT1 One month intensive joint training

For the first month after joining the company, the apprentices have a concentrated practical training. They will learn the basic work from the fundamental usage of carpentry tools, to the basic technique making couplings and junctions. Because they are gathered from several companies, they may study themselves, compete each other, and cherish friendship. This experience will surely encourage their growth in the future. Since we have simple accommodation facilities, the participants can stay overnight, and join from a remote place.

POINT2 Technical guidance
video tool

In the world of craftsmen, it has long been said that disciples should steal technology by seeing the work of the master and senior. However, at work sites, there are few opportunities to encounter the work that contains valuable techniques to be learned. It is very disappointing that a disciple cannot be taught the important technologies, essential for a carpenter. In order to solve this problem, we are making videos that our disciples can refer to specific technologies at any time. All disciples can watch videos repeatedly as necessary when time is available. Therefore, they can more easily figure out procedures and points of work and speed up learning skills.

POINT3 Once-a-month
intensive lecture

Once a month, the disciples will attend classroom lectures all day. The lecturers are young and mainly consist of Daikushi carpenters such as Ikeo. The disciples will learn general knowledge and intellectual education that can not be obtained in on-site work or technical training.
For the time being the classroom lectures are limited in Sumaikoubou. The lectures are recorded for those who wish to watch or review when time is available. In addition, we are preparing a web lecture system. After the web system is completed, disciples in other companies can attend the lectures on the screen.

POINT4 Semi-annual exam

Every six months, the disciples will take an examination to be confirmed the goals of both technique and knowledge. In case of failure, the disciples will work out until they pass. Taking the technical exam, disciples would practice by themselves to prepare the exam, or would be taught by seniors, and could work on their daily work with the goal.

POINT5 Three-year goal

Three-year goal to acquire basic technique of “sumituke” and “kizami”
The disciple will serve his carpenter apprenticeship for three years. To expire his apprenticeship, the disciple should acquire basic technique of “sumituke” and “kizami” of “koyagumi”, and should complete a site by himself. And another criterion for the graduation is that, in an actual site, the disciple could be responsible for the carpenter work. The graduation goal in three years seems to be a little harder, but the level could be cleared without problems if the disciple would continue to make an effort for three years.

This training system is supposed to start from April, but we also accept disciples that start from midway. Since disciples can participate in our study group and external workshops, they have the opportunity to acquire knowledge as well as technology.

In addition to training our own craftsmen, we are also focusing on developing human resources throughout the building industry. For example, we offer special lectures on wooden buildings and practical guidance for students of the department of architecture at a university.