The saw doctor

In July 2013, the MOT received a special guest: the Japanese “saw doctor” Nagakatsu San who is known as being the best at saw sharpening in Japan. This spirited eighty year old gave a demonstration in the MOT for an international audience. He explained the sharpening and the setting of the teeth, as well as how different shapes of teeth work. There has been made a short documentary of this immaterial cultural heritage which is now being showed in the exposition Woodworking.