Japanese Architecture: Traditional Skills and Natural Materials

Japanese Architecture
Traditional Skills and Natural Materials

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Japanese traditional architecture has undergone changes and diversification in accordance with the country's natural and social conditions. Over time, styles and features unique to Japanese buildings ? such as temples, shrines, castles, and houses ? has been developed, and there are many historical buildings that have survived to date.


Since 2018, the Agency for Cultural Affairs (ACA), Government of Japan, has been working on the proposal of "Traditional skills, techniques and knowledge for the conservation and transmission of wooden architecture in Japan" for inscription on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


The exhibition Japanese Architecture: Traditional Skills and Natural Materials features architectural models from our exhibition of Japanese antiquities held on the occasion of Tokyo 1964 Olympics, as well as those created by ACA to examine the styles and skills employed in the historical buildings designated as national treasures or important cultural properties prior to their restoration,with the aim of transmitting the traditional craftsmanship.


Visitors can gain an overview of Japanese architecture from ancient to modern times through these exquisite models of architectural masterpieces.

An Overview of Japanese Traditional Architecture from Ancient to Modern Times

Tokyo National Museum

Venue

Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712, Japan

Period

December 24, 2020 (Thu) - February 21, 2021 (Sun)

Diverse Styles and Skills in Japanese Modern Architecture

National Museum of Nature and Science

Venue

National Museum of Nature and Science

7-20 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8718, Japan

Period

December 8, 2020 (Tue) - January 11,2021 (Mon)

Craftsmanship and Modernization - Transmission and Development of Carpentry Skills

National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs

Venue

National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs

4-6-15 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8553, Japan

Period

December 10, 2020 (Thu) - February 21, 2021 (Sun)

  • 日本博
  • 文化庁

令和2年度
日本博主催・共催型プロジェクト

  • beyond2020
  • 日本美を守り伝える/TSUMUGU/紡ぐプロジェクト