Hinagata-bon (small-sized woodblock printed book) for carpenters by a great carpenter
Kotsubokiku Mokuroku is a hinagata-bon for carpenters transcribed by the great carpenter Matsuda Taemon in 1712, and describes an aspect of handing down carpenters’ techniques. Taemon was a son of Mataemon, who was also called a great carpenter, and left many works among carpenters in the Matsuda family. He showed his ability in the works of temple architecture in Takayama, such as the front gate of Kokubun-ji Temple, and the building of Fuji Shrine. He also produced excellent pupils from the family such as Azumo Kanshiro, and Imai Shobei. Kotsubokiku Mokuroku is currently preserved in the Takayama Museum of History and Art in Kamiichinomachi in Takayama City.