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.
News 2021.9.24 【YouTube】“Assembling Woods ‘Kanawa-tsugi’ / Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum Video Library(Japanese version only)” has been added.
2021.9.23 【Exhibition】”The 11th, Sit/ Compare 2021 Chair Exhibition” has started.
2021.6.24 Requests to visitors
2021.9.23 - 10.3 Now Open

The 11th, Sit/ Compare 2021 Chair Exhibition

Hyogo woodworkers announce "Rokkosan stool".
2021.8.17 - 10.8 Now Open

Endeavors in Master Craftsmanship in the Tenpyō Era: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Technology[TOKYO]

This exhibition brings to the fore the wisdom of skilled experts working to unravel the mysteries by making full use of cutting edge technologies in conservation and restoration work.
2021.10.13 - 11.24

KIGUMI: Revealing the Carpentry Behind the Wood Joint[TOKYO]

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

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.12, May6, Aug.10, Sept.21, 2021
New Year’s Holiday December 29 – January 3

Open :

9:30 – 16:30 (last admission 16:00)
* Please check ‘Information’