Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture
There is a museum that exhibits carpentry tools surrounded by nature in the outskirts of the bustling city.
On the roof of the building that integrates Japanese taste, smoked Ibushi tiles are laid out and our own Hamon product is installed as its rain chain to drain rain water. Brass is carefully bent one piece at a time by a craftsman and the rings are linked together by welding. On rainy days, you will be able to observe rain water trickle down the linked rings.
The old buildings in Japan are made of wood, and many tools, which is the essence of the architectural craftsmanship, and wooden frameworks are exhibited here.
These wooden frameworks are the unique features of traditional Japanese buildings, which do not use nails but instead intricately fits wood pieces together with precise shapes to strengthen durability. There are many variations of wooden framework methods, and Shrines and Buddhist temples that use many wooden frameworks have their own carpenters who specializes in temple and shrine works.
There are many highly specialized craftsmanship embedded in shrines and Buddhist temples that are historical buildings. Also, from wooden buildings, we are able to learn how the people lived in the past. Woods breathe and stabilizes humidity so it is an indispensable material for people to live comfortably. How to tame the wood that flips and warps, the carpenters’ experience and wisdom is succeeded in today’s buildings.