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A Visit to the Takenaka Museum of Carpentry Tools in Kobe, Japan

03-17-2013 03:39 PM by F40qwerty | 12 comments »

Hello LJs, I just had a great visit to a little woodworking museum in Kobe that I thought was worth sharing. It’s got to be, pound-for-pound, one of the best museums I’ve been to. Sure, it’s the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum and I love woodworking, so I’m biased… but even my wife agrees that it was quite a nice experience. Here are a few photos with some comments: The entrance: typical Japanese signage… very pleasing to look at A little video before beginning the tour Japanese carpentry was traditionally broken into 4 categories. There were carpenters, roofers, plasterers and blacksmiths. The knowledge required for each was so high th...

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