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 August 17 (Tue) ~ October 8 (Fri)
GALLERY A⁴(a-quad)
(1-1-1 Shinsuna Takenaka Corporation 1F, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
10:00 – 18:00 (Saturday and The last day is until 17:00.)
Sundays, The following day when Monday falls on a national holiday