Exhibition Outline

Various townspeople paint the worlds of jidaigeki—period dramas; and rakugo—traditional comedic storytellings. The carpenter characters, or daiku, are the most familiar of the artisans. As represented by the rakugo characters Kuma-san and Hattsuan, they can be scatterbrained and free-spirited, causing riots from trivial matters; they are equally warmhearted and full of life. People called them ‘Daiku-san’ with great affection.
This exhibition focuses on craftsmanship culture from the Edo to Meiji and Taisho periods, during which such ‘daiku’ were active. We introduce the unique world that these craftsmen have built, through aspects of their daily life such as clothing, food and dwelling, along with scenes from their workplace. An original animation of a rakugo short story (kobanashi) will be produced and screened by the museum.

2020 January 11 (Sat) ~ March 1 (Sun)
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum 1F Hall
9:30 – 16:30 (last admission 16:00)
Mondays (The following day when Monday falls on a national holiday)
Adults¥500, Students(College/University, High School)¥300, Students(Elementary, Junior High School):Free, Seniors (65 and over)¥200(Including permanent exhibition fee)
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum