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)

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)

December 4 - 20, 2018
Jeju National University Museum (Jeju, Republic of Korea)

November 14 - 27, 2018
Inje University, Kim Hak-su Memorial Museum (Busan, Republic of Korea)

October 10 - 25, 2018
Silk Gallery, Public Information and Cultural Center Embassy of Japan in Seoul (Seoul, Republic of Korea)

August 9 - 24, 2018
Spasial Bandung (Bandung, Indonesia)

May 25 - June 11, 2018
Plaza Senayan, Sentral Senayan (Jakarta, Indonesia)

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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