Home > Entertainment > Art
  print button email button

Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

News photo
A life-size model of a Cypress-bark roof. COLLECTION OF TAKENAKATOOLS MUSEUM


"Roofing with Thatch, Bark and Wooden Shingles"


Staff writer

Established by the construction and engineering firm Takenaka Corporation, the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum fprimarily ocuses on traditional architectural techniques and instruments, covering early carpentry tools, plastering methods and sawing apparatus.

This show looks into different roof-construction styles — in particular thatched roofs, such as kaya buki, which are made using grass; cypress-bark hiwada buki; and kokera buki, which uses thinly sliced wooden boards.

Various roofing materials and tools are on display, accompanied by video footage of how thatching is created. One of the highlights is a life-size replica model of a hiwada buki roof — something most visitors are ordinarily unlikely to be able to see close up; till Nov. 27.

Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum; (078) 242-0216; 4-18-25 Nakayamate-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe; 5-min. walk from Kencho-mae Station, Seishin Yamate Line. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ¥300. www.dougukan.jp.

Other arts this week

"Catch the Light"


Back to Top

About us |  Work for us |  Contact us |  Privacy policy |  Link policy |  Registration FAQ
Advertise in japantimes.co.jp.
This site has been optimized for modern browsers. Please make sure that Javascript is enabled in your browser's preferences.
The Japan Times Ltd. All rights reserved.