The touring exhibition of the Japan Foundation, conceived in 2018, explores the relationship between nature and the built environment in Japan. Using photos, texts and videos, she presents a total of around 80 examples of buildings, civil engineering projects and landscaping that have been created since the late 19th century and impressively show how architecture and nature interact with one another. At least one project can be seen from each of Japan's 47 prefectures; the selection was made by HACHIMA Satoshi, professor at the Chiba Institute of Technology, HOSAKA Kenjirô, curator at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, and KURAKATA Shunsuke, associate professor at Osaka City University, compiled.
Introduction: Ulf Meyer, Architekturkritiker
Video: Subaru Moriwaki
Organizer / Exhibition place: Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln (The Japan Foundation)
© Japanisches Kulturinstitut Köln (The Japan Foundation)