Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan

The exhibition features 80 examples of buildings, civil engineering works and landscapes, etc., from all the prefectures of Japan, which are introduced through photographs, text and video images. It presents a rarely considered aspect of Japan, taking the built environment of the various of regions of a country that is geographically diverse and often struck by natural disasters, with the aim of examining how Japanese people have engaged and struggled with the natural environment and how they have carried on and created locality.

Shunsuke Kurakata (Associate professor, Osaka City University)
Satoshi Hachima (Professor, Chiba Institute of Technology)
Kenjiro Hosaka (Curator, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)

Exhibition Design
Hiroshi Kikuchi Architects

Exhibition Graphics
Masahiro Kakinokihara (10inc),Tomomi Nishikawa (10inc)

2023 first semester Lithuania *TBC

November 2, 2022 - January 18, 2023
National Library of Latvia (Riga City, Latvia)

July 11 - August 20, 2022
Cankar Hall (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

May 10 - 31, 2022
Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade (Belgrade, Serbia)

February 24 - March 17, 2022
El Sawy Culturewheel (Cairo, Egypt)

November 16 - December 27, 2021
National Library of Romania (Bucharest, Romania)

October 4 - 15, 2021
University of Architecture, Civil Eng. and Geodesy (Sophia, Bulgaria)

August 3 - September 5, 2021
Cultural center "Sea Casino" (Burgas, Bulgaria)

April 19 - July 2, 2021
The Japan Cultural Institute in Cologne (Cologne, Germany)

September 1 - November 14, 2020
Metropolitan Museum of Manila (Manila, Philippines) ※Online

June 19 - July 5, 2020
Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum (Hanoi, Vietnam)

December 7, 2019 - January 2, 2020
Three Gorges Museum (Chongqing, China)

November 1 - 23, 2019
Shenyang Jianzhu University (Shenyang, China)

October 6 - 20, 2019
Inside-Out Theatre (Beijing, China)

July 22 - August 13, 2019
Tun Razak Library (Ipoh, Malaysia)

June 12 - July 7, 2019
REXKL (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

March 16 - April 16, 2019
The Japan Foundation, New Delhi (New Delhi, India)

February 15 - 26, 2019
Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)(Kolkata, India)

January 23 - February 4, 2019
Anant National University (Ahmedabad, India)

Photo: Moerenuma Park
Moerenuma ParkIsamu Noguchi

Photo: Keihin Industrial Area
Keihin Industrial Area
Photo by Ken OHYAMA

Photo: Koyaguchi Elementary School
Koyaguchi Elementary School
Photo courtesy of Hashimoto City, Wakayama Prefecture

Photo: Hiroshima Naka Incineration Plant
Hiroshima Naka Incineration PlantYoshio Taniguchi
Photo by Toshiharu Kitajima

Photo: Onagawa Station and Yupo’po
Onagawa Station and Yupo’po
Photo courtesy of Onagawa Town

Photo: Nagaoka City Hall Aore
Nagaoka City Hall AoreKengo Kuma
Photo by Mitsumasa Fujitsuka

Photo: The Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Project
The Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Project
Photo by Takuya Omura

Photo: Hakusui Dam
Hakusui Dam

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