The Development of Modern Architecture in Japan as Seen in Historical Documents
The Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods were times of great change in Japan.
Architecture, too, was pressed to embrace construction techniques introduced from the West. The architects and engineers who resolutely took on this challenge quickly absorbed the new techniques and managed to successfully carry out the modernization of Japan’s architecture. They then went on to create world-class works of architecture after World War II. In what ways did technical innovation take place in this process, and how did these changes reshape architecture in Japan? This exhibition sheds light on these questions by tracing the development of Japanese architecture through a presentation of precious historical materials preserved by various construction companies and universities.
National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs 4‐6‐15 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
There are two ways to enter the National Archives of Modern Architecture.
To view only the exhibition (possible only on weekdays):
Please enter via the main gate of the Yushima
Local Common Government Offices (Admission: Free).
To view both the exhibition and Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens:
Please enter via the Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens
(Admission: 400 yen).