Exhibition Guide > 1F
|Horyu-ji Temple's five-storied pagoda, another icon of our museum. Other items on display are 179 carpentry tools used during the height of carpentry, as well as some masterpieces.|
As the expression shokunin-katagi (artisan temperament) suggests, carpenters are meticulous about the choice of tools that would determine the quality of a work. Blacksmiths have worked wholeheartedly through out the centuries to respond to this attitude. Here are presented the various tools that came to life through the combined efforts of artisans to master their art.
In the center of the room is the symbolic model of Horyu-ji Temple's five-storied pagoda structurally identical to the original, built as a self-improving training by the Miya-daiku (temple carpenters). The display tables placed on both sides of the room show beautifully glowing tools that have been made by the legendary blacksmiths. At the far end of the room is a spectacular mural showing a complete set of 179 carpentry tools used at the height of carpentry.
|Plane Blade "Jin-un-mu" Korehide Chiyozuru||Edokuma's Chisel Korehide Chiyozuru|