Art & Design

Gallery Talk: Spotlight on Chisels with NOMIKAJI TASAI

12 - 14 October 2018, London

The gallery talk is part of the programme of events taking place in conjunction with the exhibition BIOLOGY OF METAL: METAL CRAFTSMANSHIP IN TSUBAME-SANJO, which is open until 28 October 2018 at Japan House London. Take a closer examination of the exhibition in this spotlight gallery talk on chisels by master craftsman TASAI Michio from NOMIKAJI TASAI.


We ask participants to please meet at the welcome desk in the Lobby on the lower ground floor, 10 minutes before the talk begins.

About the Maker: NOMIKAJI TASAI


Founded in 1975, Nomikaji Tasai manufactures woodworking tools such as chisels, planes and pointed knives which are used in the construction of buildings, including Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. The workshop is managed by a father and son who receive custom orders for specialized tools from carpenters across Japan. The entire manufacturing process of the tools, from casting the steel to sharpening edges, is carried out at their workshop in Sanjo City. In 2014, founder TASAI Akio was acknowledged as a Master of Traditional Crafts by the Japanese government.


The exhibition BIOLOGY OF METAL: METAL CRAFTSMANSHIP IN TSUBAME-SANJO is created in collaboration with the Tsubame-Sanjo Factory Festival (Kouba no Saiten).



Admission Free

*Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis

Friday 12 October 16:00-16:30, 18:30-19:00
Saturday 13 October 17:30-18:00

Sunday 14 October 14:30-15:00, 16:30-17:00

Japan House, 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA

Japan House