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.
2020.1.11 - 3.1 Now Open

Daiku: A Japanese Carpenter
—Modern Craftsmanship Culture and Traditions

This exhibition focuses on craftsmanship culture from the Edo to Meiji and Taisho periods, during which such ‘daiku’ were active.
2020.1.11 - 4.5 Now Open

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

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.14, Feb.25, May7, Aug11, Sept.23, Nov.24, 2020
New Year’s Holiday December 29 – January 3

Open :

9:30 – 16:30 (last admission 16:00)