Oct 13th
Nov 24th
Various joinery types will be examined and deconstructed at the event

Kigumi Exhibition

Revealing the carpentry behind the wood joint

Kim   - 1 min read
Venue : National Museum of Nature and Science When : Oct 13th - Nov 24th 2021, 9:00am - 5:00pm

In conjunction with the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum, Tokyo's National Museum of Nature and Science will host an exhibition all about kigumi, otherwise known as the Japanese art of wood joinery. The focus of this event will be on disassembling various wooden items to show the wisdom, ingenuity, and skill level of the artisans involved in their creation.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 630 yen, and do note that at present, all visitors to the museum are required to make advance reservations. These can be arranged via the official website here.

Getting there

By Public Transportation:

The National Museum of Nature and Science is located approximately four minutes on foot from Ueno Station’s park exit.

By Private Vehicle:

For those who plan to drive, there is no dedicated parking lot at the museum. Details about paid parking lots in the surrounding area can be found on the official museum website here.

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