【Kahoku】Nishida Kitaro Museum of Philosophy – The only “Philosophy Museum” in Japan and Architectural beauty by Tadao Ando

D. T. Suzuki and Kitaro Nishida are one of Japan’s leading philosophers born in Ishikawa Prefecture. In fact, they were classmates and close friends at the Fourth Higher Junior High School. Facilities that convey their ideas and trajectories are located in their respective hometowns. The “D.T. Suzuki Museum” in Kanazawa […]

【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 […]