Kunio Maekawa was a Japanese architect especially known for the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan building, and a key figure of modern Japanese architecture. Kunio Maekawa (°Niigata, 14 May – †Tokyo, 26 June ) was a Japanese architect and a key figure of modern Japanese architecture. Kunio Mayekawa. English: House of Kunio Maekawa. Modern movement house in Tokyo, Japan. At the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum. 日本語.

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Reviewed September 1, At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Maekawz paintings, swords, kimonos, pottery and other arts are all exquisite. I guess coming from Glasgow where we have the Burrel Collection and the Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum available free of charge just tends to spoil one rather.

Quality Exhibit of Japanese Arts. Beginning with the Tokyo Metropolitan Festival HallMaekawa displayed a warmer and more expansive style. Also ongoing from to kuniio a project to build three technical schools for mining and manufacturing in the state of Manchuria. Altherr, Alfred, Three Japanese Architects: In Maekawa designed the first branch of the Kinokuniya Bookstore. No photography is allowed but their postcards are yen The postcards illustrate the range of things not currently displayed, and I will definitely go back to see a new exhibit next time.


I read in one other review that the size didn’t justify the entrance fee, and I definitely appreciate the free museums in the UKbut compared to some in Kyoto and Naoshima, this place was a bargain.

At Maekawa’s suggestion the Manchurian plant at Kayama in Tottori—called San’in Manufacturing—was converted by its parent company, Nissan Heavy Industries, to a construction facility for housing components. There was a problem with your submission. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.


Small gem of a museum designed maekaaa Kunio Maekawa. Individually he submitted a design for the Nagoya City Hall, but it was not one of his strongest works. Small but they have rare and special collections.

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The only problem is that none of the descriptions were in English. Been to Hayashibara Museum of Art?

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Niigata, city, capital of Niigata ken prefecturenorth-central Honshu, Japan. It was a good decision to visit this small museum among all others in Okayama City as they were exhibiting the scrolls of the Tale of Heike. Already infatuated with the European modernist movement, Maekawa’s association with Le Corbusier proved to be an unparalleled opportunity to work with many prominent avant-garde designers. Write a Review Reviews In March Maekawa wrote his university graduation paper on the Swiss modernist architect, Charles Edouard Jeanneret, most commonly known as Le Corbusier.

Kunio Maekawa – Wikipedia

From to Maekawa worked in his first independent design, for a Kimura Manufacturing research facility in Hirosaki. Ranked 29 of things to do in Okayama. TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content on external mafkawa sites. Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia. The influence of Le Corbusier on Maekawa was seen again in the roof sculptures, ramping, and pyramid forms of his design for the Gakushuin University Library building inthe second of two buildings that he designed at that school, beginning in Returning to Japanhe tried in such works as Hinamoto Hall and the Dairen Town Hall to counteract the pompous style of the Japanese imperialist regime.


Having survived the difficult war years, Maekawa focused on the mass production of prefabricated structures and did considerable writing on that topic. Maekawa’s largest single project during this pre-war period was the employee dormitories for Kako Commercial Bank in For example, in the drawings you can clearly see the kimono patterns of people 1-inch in size. Kjnio a dearth of commissions characterized the decade of the s, Maekawa maintained solvency, in part with the release by his father of a trust fund that was earmarked for Maekawa to purchase his first residence.

Which Okayama hotels are on sale? In this instance he applied an oblong, horizontal design reminiscent of a residential villa design by Le Corbusier from the maekawq. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles.

Having learned the use of these new construction materials from Raymond, Maekawa by the s had matured in his use of ceramic tile work, and it had become a signature characteristic of his designs. See what travelers are saying: For his final project Maekawa submitted a futuristic design for a ten-kilowatt radio station.

A civil engineer by profession, Kan’ichi worked in the Japanese Home Ministry, eventually becoming a high-ranking official, called chokuninkan, imperial appointee. The first units became a club for the soldiers in occupied Tottori. Reviewed November 8, via mobile. Reviewed October 6, kynio As a member of Raymond’s firm, Maekawa served as architect-in-charge for the Viscount Soma residence.