Kongo-gumi was found 1,400 years ago. Since the era of Prince Shotoku-Taishi Asuka Period), their history has been continued on. They have passed on unchangeable things from person to person, and also developed their techniques by changing their ways. With the spirit of “Fueki-Ryuko” (keep fundamentals and challenge new things), they become the world’s oldest technicians’ group in this world. Japanese traditional architectures enrich further beauty, exposed by rain and wind for long years. Master carpenters create such buildings with their hands with facing to precious woods. What woods carry in for TED x Seeds? Live performance showing the inherited techniques, and discovering the spirit of their techniques.
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