2016年11月24日

'Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum' in Kobe, run by 'Takenaka Komuten' one of the largest general contractors in Japan, is the one and only museum focusing on carpenter's tools.

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Takenaka Komuten opened a unique museum featuring carpenter's tools in the heart of Kobe in 1984. For this major contractor, born in Nagoya as a group of temple carpenters in 1610, Kobe was a very important city. Because this company used to establish the headquarter in Kobe in the course of growing out of its old style.
As the first museum had become too small to house all the exhibits after 30 years duration, it was relocated to the present site, where the old headquarter building previously stood, in 2014. After passing through the Japanese style gate as shown in the first picture, there are three storied exhibition rooms, where more than 1,000 carpenter's tools, from ancient times up to now, are on display.
The details of the museum building itself are elaborate, traditional craftman's skills are found here and there. The second picture shows the skeleton replica of 'Minoan' tea house of 'Daitokuji Temple' in Kyoto, designated as an important cultural asset. This exhibit shows the structure of the traditional tea house in 'Sukiya Zukuri' style featuring simplicity.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.
通訳案内士 高木聖久

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