Exhibition Outline

In December 2020, the “traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in Japan” was registered as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, and 17 fields of skills inherited from ancient times became recognized worldwide. In commemoration of this heritage registration, the 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.
How did ancient master craftsmen create buildings that endure over a thousand years; how was modern technology utilized to pass on architecture to future generations? Through the Heisei era restoration of Tōshōdaiji Kondō—a national treasure built 1200 years ago during the Tenpyō era—the exhibition focuses on building technology, paint restoration, wood materials and the like, examining comparisons between ancient and modern technologies.

2021 October 16 (Sat) ~ December 12 (Sun)
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum 1F Hall
9:30 – 16:30 (last admission 16:00)
*Opening hours may have changed.
Mondays (The following day when Monday falls on a national holiday)
Adults¥700, Seniors (65 and over) / Students(College/University, High School)¥500, Students(Elementary, Junior High School):Fre
*Including permanent exhibition fee