Architecture

【Kanazawa】21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa – A Park-like Museum with Art close at hand

Since its opening in 2004, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa has been a popular destination for many visitors, both domestic and international. Designed by the world-renowned architectural unit SANAA (Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa), it has become a popular spot for arts and architecture lovers. Architectural Concept […]

【Tokorozawa】Kadokawa Culture Museum – Like a giant rock! A new cultural complex, both in appearance and content

In November 2020, a large cultural complex called “Tokorozawa Sakura Town” opened in Tokorozawa, Saitama. Jointly developed by KADOKAWA Corp. and the Tokorozawa city government, it aims to become the largest pop culture center in Japan. The complex includes an event space, a hotel, stores and restaurants, a book store […]

【Kobuchizawa】Kiyoharu Art Colony – An Art Spot with Famous Architecture

Tadao Ando, Yoshio Taniguchi, Terunobu Fujimori, Hiroshi Sugimoto – these names may sound familiar to those interested in architecture and art : they are all leading architects and artists in Japan. Did you know that there is a place in the Japan Southern Alps, where the works of these eminent […]

【Kanazawa】Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa

“Yoshiro and Yoshio Museum of Architecture, Kanazawa” opened in July 2019 with the concept and purpose of transmitting Kanazawa’s architectural culture and heritage to the world. Yoshiro and Yoshio Taniguchi Yoshiro Taniguchi Born in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture in 1904 and raised in Kanazawa until graduating from high school, Yoshiro Taniguchi […]