Contents

Feature:
The Thinking Hand
– Takenaka Corporation and Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
 
Toshodai-ji and Traditional Construction Ceremony in Japan
 
Introduction:
Craftsmanship For Our Time
Mark Mulligan
 
Craftsmanship, Space and Carpentry Tool
Chip / Strike / Split  Cut / Polish  Notch / Join
Stroke / Press  Weave  Harden  Roof 
 
Diverse Carpentry Tools 
 
Dialogue:
Engaging with Materials, Conveying the Skills of the Craftsman 
Akinori Abo, Shuji Yamada, Naoki Kusumi, Kenzo Akao,
Tomoaki Kawai, Takeya Obata
 
Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum 
 
Essay:
The Power of Handwork
Terunobu Fujimori
 
Chip / Strike / Split
Sagawa Art Museum Raku Kichizaemon Building 
Imari Minami Aoyama 
Oku-Go-Yashiki 
MIKI Corporation Tokyo Headquarter Building-No1 
 
Cut / Polish
Suitengu 106
Suntory World Research Center 
Takenaka Corporation Tokyo Main Office 
 
Notch / Join
Strong Building 
Osaka Timber Association Building 
Kobe International Junior & Senior High School Kono Memorial Hall 
 
Stroke / Press
Kobe Reformed Theological Seminary 
Choraku-Ji ‘Zazen’ Hall 
Kaiundo Main Shop 
 
Weave
Shiseido Head Office (Ginza Office) 
Waseda Shogekijo Drama-Kan Theater 
Obaku-san Manpuku-ji Bunkaden 
Takenaka Corporation Nagoya Branch Office Guest Lobby 
 
Harden
Hyogo University, The Faculty of Health Science 
LIXIL Showroom Nagoya 
The Fukuoka Bankers Association Hall 
 
Roof
Harimayahonten Ikuno Head Shop 
Urabandai Kogen-Hotel 
Reiyukai Shakaden 
Kiyoshikojin Seichoji Museum of History and Art 
 
Epilogue:
Hand and Spirit – Connecting Tradition with Innovation 
Toichi Takenaka