Japanese Architecture: Traditional Skills and Natural Materials

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Japanese Architecture: Traditional Skills and Natural Materials
Photo: 長寿寺本堂 1/10模型 1987年 国立歴史民俗博物館蔵(原建物:鎌倉時代前期/国宝)

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Taking on the history of Japanese architecture from the Asuka period (538-710) to the 21st century, this ambitious exhibition is set to occupy three Tokyo venues – the Tokyo National Museum, the National Museum of Nature and Science and the National Archives of Modern Architecture. Intricate architectural models will be employed to highlight the characteristics of various building styles, while the programme, co-presented by the Japan Cultural Expo, will also feature guided architecture tours. In addition, visitors will be able to learn about traditional skills, techniques and knowledge – nominated for the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2018 in order to conserve Japan's traditional wooden architecture – through displays that highlight everything from specific techniques to how the next generation of artisans is trained.

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