TANGE KENZO 1938-1970: From Pre-war period to Olympic Games and World Expo
July 21th (Wed) to October 10th (Sun), 2021
Exhibition website https://tange2021.go.jp
National Archives of Modern Architecture (NAMA) is pleased to present TANGE KENZO 1938-1970 From Pre-war period to Olympic Games and World Expo as NAMA’s summer special exhibition.
2021 is the year of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Tokyo. Looking back, architect Tange Kenzo played a leading role in realizing both the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 and the Osaka World Expo in 1970. At National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, we have made use of our research findings on architectural materials related to Tange Kenzo from the past three years (2014-2016) and have organized this exhibition tracing his career from his graduation thesis to the Tokyo Olympics and the Osaka Expo. In this exhibition, we will retrace and explore the first half of Tange’s life through architectural materials for his national projects such as Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Yoyogi National Gymnasium, as well as for other projects including an addition to his own house and structural studies that have not been presented before.
Organization：Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
Cooperation：Tange Associates, Uchida Michiko, Tokyo Metropolitan Parks Association, Japan Arts Council, World Monuments Fund,American Express, DOCOMOMO Japan, The Museum of Art, Kochi
Venue：National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs(4-6-15 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)
Date：July 21th (Wed) to October 10th (Sun), 2021
Direction：National Archives of Modern architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs
Guest Curator：Toyokawa Saikaku, Associate Professor at Chiba University
Temporary closing of entrance from “Former Iwasaki house garden”
Former Iwasaki house garden where NAMA is next there is planned temporary closing because of restoration a part of the garden from 26th to 30th July. During these 5 days, our entrance from “Former Iwasaki house garden” will be also closed.
While the time, you are requested to enter from main entrance from Yushima local government complex. Please reconfirm the way to NAMA. In addition to this, you might access wrong way in the case searching by a popular website. It will be better to access from Kasuga road to main entrance of Yushima local government complex.
1. From 31st July, two entrances, one is main entrance from Yushima local government complex and the other is “Former Iwasaki house garden” in weekdays. However, you can enter from the entrance by “Former Iwasaki house garden” only in weekends and holidays with entrance fee for the garden. If you come from entrance from “Former Iwasaki house garden”, you are requested to book for the ticket from here in advance.
2. Person entered from main entrance for Yushima local government complex, you are requested to go out from the main entrance.
3. Person entered from entrance of “Former Iwasaki house garden”, you are requested to go out from the entrance of the garden. Anyway you need to book for the ticket by yourself from here in advance.