Our museum displays videos in which such intangible tool techniques are recorded.
As well as the various displays on each floor, group visitors can watch selected videos in our Lecture Theater on 1F, and individual visitors in the library on B2F.

Introduction

Carpentry Tools and the History of Japanese Architecture

10 min

Carpenters are amazing!

15 min

Japanese Carpentry Tools
The Skills and the Spirit

22min

Japanese Carpentry Tools
The Skills and the Spirit (Short Version)

13min

Master Carpenter
The World of Temple and Shrine Carpenters

23min

Master Carpenter
The World of Temple and Shrine Carpenters (Short Version)

17min

Sukiya Carpenter
The Creator of Beauty

20min

A Carpenter of Shrines and Temples Speaks

18min

Osumi Style Ridgepole Raising Ceremony

5min

Chochikukyo-The Wooden Modernism of Koji Fujii

11min

History of Tools

The Skills in the Jomon Period in Japan

10min

The Reproduction of Ancient Tools

23min

Split Lumber

11min

The History of Japanese Saws

6min

The History of Japanese Planes

6min

Using a Two-man Frame Saw

5min

Wide-bladed Rip Saw

6min

Two-man Cross-cut Saw

4min

Spearhead Plane

3min

The Use of Tools 1

Carpenter’s Square

7min

Inkpot and Inking Pen

5min

Marking Gauges

6min

Drawing Board

3min

Japanese Stereotomy

7min

Axes and Adzes

5min

Saws 1
Common Saws

6min

Saws 2
Special Saws

5min

The Use of Tools 2

Chisels 1
Striking Chisels

8min

Chisels 2Paring and Special Chisels

4min

Carving (shortened version)

5min

 

Curving

15min

Gimlets

5min

Planes 1
Common Planes

9min

Planes 2
Special Planes Part 1

6min

Planes 3
Special Planes Part 2

5min

Woodworking Machines

7min

Making Tools 1

Making an Inkpot

7min

Making a Carpenter’s Square

10min

Making an Axe

7min

Making an Adze

9min

Adze Makers ーTakagi Junichi and Takagi Toshio

17min

Making an Adze Handle

10min

Making a Double–Edged Saw

9min

Making a Lumberjack’s Saw

7min

Rebirth of a Konoha Crosscut Saw -Miyano Tetsunosuke(shortened version)

15min

Rebirth of a Konoha Crosscut Saw -Miyano Tetsunosuke

39min

Making a Chisel

9min

Making a Plane

8min

Making Tools 2

The Making of a Plane -Chiyozuru Sadahide, Master Craftsman

21min

Making a Spear-head Plane  (Yariganna)

7min

Making a File

8min

Making a Gimlet

7min

A Maker of Genno Hammers -Kozaburo(shortened version)

6min

A Maker of Genno Hammers -Kozaburo

14min

A Husband and Wife Team of Tool Makers

16min

The Science of Echigo Blacksmiths

19min

Making a Nail

16min

Maintaining Tools

Ingenious Blades and Sharpening

7min

Sharpening of Chisels

11min

Sharpening

7min

Sharpening Stone

7min

Saw Filing

6min

Assembling Woods

Stepped Gooseneck Splice (shortened version)

9min

Stepped Gooseneck Splice

12min

Rabbeted Oblique Scarf Splice (shortened version)

9min

Rabbeted Oblique Scarf Splice

12min

Mortised Rabbeted Oblique Splice (shortened version)

9min

Mortised Rabbeted Oblique Splice

12min

Beam Connector (shortened version)

9min

Beam Connector

12min

Kyoro Framing Sytem (shortened version)

11min

Kyoro Framing Sytem

14min

Tools from Around the World

Shaving

5min

The Art of Building China’s Ancient Official Structures

19min

Nepalese Woodworking Tools

8min

Nepalase Blacksmiths

9min

Sumba Island in Indonesia – Pointed Roof House and Carpentry Tools

22min

Slills of Craftsmen

Lumbermen in Kiso

8min

Kitayama Cedar in Kyoto

28min

Wooden Sleigh

6min

Sawyer

22min

Plasterer

21min

Roofing with Bark

24min

Roofing with Wooden Shingles

19min

Making Architectural Metal Works

24min

Shipwright

9min

A Millennium of Tile Roofing-Recreating Ancient Tiles

21min

Hydraulic Lumber

11min

Arrow in a Sake Bottle-Leveraging the Properties of Wood

8min

From Imagination to Actualization-Sakan Craftsman Kusumi Akira

25min

Solecism of Craftsman’s Technique – Sakan Craftsman Kusumi Akira

16min

English Program

Japanese Carpentry Tools
The Skill and The Spirit

22min

Master Carpenter
The World of Temple and Shrine Carpenters

18min

Sukiya Carpenter -The Creator of Beauty

20min

Carpenter’s Square

7min

Inkpot and Inking Pen

5min

Marking Gauges

6min

Drawing Board

3min

Japanese Stereotomy

7min

Axes and Adzes

5min

Saws (1) -Common saws-

6min

Saws (2) -Special saws-

5min

Chisels (1) -Striking Chisels-

8min

Chisels (2) -Paring and Special Chisels-

4min

Planes (1) -Common Planes-

9min

Planes (2) -Special Planes part 1-

6min

Planes (3) -Special Planes part 2-

5min

Drills

5min

Curving (shortened version)

5min

Arrow in a Sake Bottle -Leveraging the Properties of Wood

8min