The Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum was opened in 1984 in Nakayamate, Kobe, as the only museum of carpentry tools in Japan, with the objective to collect and conserve such disappearing tools as a cultural heritage, and to pass them on to the next generation through research and exhibitions.
2019.10.12 - 12.15

KIGUMI: Revealing the Carpentry Behind the Wood Joint

In this exhibition we will focus on these joinery methods, which are known as ‘kigumi’ in Japanese, and trace their history.

Guided Tour of Teahouse building ‘Itteki-an’ (Viewed from the outside only)

The teahouse inside the museum grounds will be specially made open to the public on these dates.

Address :

7-5-1 Kumochi-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0056, Japan
TEL 078-242-0216 / FAX 078-241-4713

Closed :

Mondays (The following day when Monday falls on a national holiday)
Jan.15, Feb.12, Apr.30, May7, July16, Aug.13, Sept.17, Sept.24, Oct.15, Nov.5, 2019
New Year’s Holiday December 29 – January 3

Open :

9:30 – 16:30 (last admission 16:00)