Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum

See for yourself the Japanese spirit of craftsmanship

See for yourself the Japanese spirit of craftsmanship

Takanaka Carpentry Tools Museum is opened in 1984 as a project for the 85th anniversary of Takenaka Building Firm’s foundation. Kobe is the place where Fujiemon Takenaka established Takenaka Building Firm in 1899 after he left Nagoya where the firm was founded originally. Exhibitions consist of three themes, which are “pass down” (history), “create” (wood and iron), and “master” (expert) to pass the skills and heart of craftsmen to the next generation, and you can touch carpentry tools collected and reserved as an ethnical inheritance. Also events such as exhibitions, lectures, seminars and classes are held regularly to share with more people about the skills and heart of the craftsmen.

Information

Address
7-5-1 Kumochi-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo 651-0056
Access
3-minute walk from Shin-Kobe Station
Phone
078-242-0216
Hours
9:30-16:30 (last entry 16:00)
Holidays
Mondays (The following day when Monday falls on a national holiday)
New Year's holiday period (December 29 -January 3)
January 14, February 25, May 7, August 11, September 23, November 24, 2020
Admission
Adults 500 yen
University and high school students 300 yen
Seniors (65 and over) 200 yen
Elementary and junior high school students, preschool children, disabled persons Free
Website
http://www.dougukan.jp/information?lang=en