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I just found out through a friend that a fantastic show about traditional Japanese woodworking and its tools is about to close in three days. The show, When practice becomes form: carpentry tools from Japan, was organized by the Japan Society in New York City. It displays a plethora of Japanese timber structural components, their joints and the tool used to make them.
After visiting the show’s website, reading the comprehensive free printable book / catalog, and looking at the videos accompanying the show I am confident that this show is very promising. So, if you happen to be living in or visiting New York these days, consider seeing this exhibit.
Exhibition web page:
333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017
Information for visitors
Thursday — Sunday, 11: 00—17: 00, with timed tickets
Closed Monday-Wednesday and on main holidays, including Sunday 4th July.
Note: Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 12:00 are reserved for members and high-risk vulnerable populations only.
$ 12 / $ 10 students and seniors
Free admission from 11 March to 28 March, courtesy of Takenaka Corporation – first come, first served, with advance booking of timed tickets
Free admission always for members, patrons with disabilities and a Personal Care Assistant companion.
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