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HACHINO-san / Carpentry

HACHINO-san / Carpentry


Hachino-san says;

Whether I am working on a temple or a festival float, all timbers being used are big and bulky. When we carpenters need to use extremely large timbers, we often feel overwhelmed. We have to remain strong in order not to be intimidated by the size of the timbers.

Temples and festival floats are important cultural assets, so there is no room for error.

Techniques are important, but I believe our mental strength is more important. Our job requires mental and physical strength and sophisticated techniques.

After working in various locations throughout Japan, I have accumulated valuable experience and have learned a lot. I have an image of the finished work in my mind when I begin each project.

My goal is to make sure that Hachino Carpentry continues to undertake important jobs, such as building and repairing cultural assets, and endeavors to create masterpieces which will last for many centuries. I also believe that it is our role to pass our skills on from generation to generation without interruption.

So by visiting and meeting Hachino-san and listening to his story, you will have deeper understandings on how the Japanese carpentry has been blended in our tradition, culture and our daily life.



After listening to Hachino-san's story and touring the floats and other items in this workshop, participants will craft their own original chopsticks using tools actually used by Hachino-san. Participants can take their finished chopsticks home with the

  • Information

    Number of persons     2 to 6
    Time 2 hours  / Before 6:30 p.m. 
    Booking Deadline By 5:00 p.m. 2 days before you wish to experience
    Fee 15,000 yen/person   w/ tax 
    Place 20 min. by car from Takayama Station
    Booking Method Please email us your preferred date in the inquiry to
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