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Since I started out in pre-internet days, I relied a lot on books. These are a few that I found helpful along the way.
Great book on shoji. If you are lucky enough to be in the Bay Area, Jay teaches classes in Japanese woodworking as well.
Focusing primarily on carpentry and house building with great overview of how to cut specific joints and where to use them.
Toshio was a shoji maker in Japan and he explains tools and tells stories of his apprenticeship. This was a really important book for me.
The title says it all.
Mostly a picture book of pretty joints and not of much help in cutting them. Nonetheless, it is on the shelf of nearly every woodworker (Japanese style or otherwise) I know.