The wood had shrunk significantly over time. Due to this shrinking, large cracks appeared. I used urethane glue to fix broken pieces and to fill the gaps as their sides were very uneven. After gluing, the whole body was stabilized with Ki-Urushi. To fasten the cracks that were too wide to be filled with adhesive, wrought iron braces were driven in as in the ancient Chinese method. I traced the glued lines with Kiriko and covered them with hemp cloth in some places. Furthermore, lines of Kiriko as well as other cracks were traced with Ki-Urushi to create a sense of sameness.

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