TANGE KENZO 1938-1970: From Pre-war period to Olympic Games and World Expo

TANGE KENZO 1938-1970 From Pre-war period to Olympic Games and World Expo

July 21th (Wed) to October 10th (Sun), 2021
Open hours 10:00~16:30

TANGE KENZO 1938-1970
From Pre-war period to Olympic Games and World Expo

Exhibition website  https://tange2021.go.jp/ja/            

 

 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
Cooperation:Chiba University



Audio guide in Japanese (15 items, 25 minutes)

This audio guide in Japanese is included 15 items that is selected from all items.
You can access QRcode or URL in the exhibition site
Communication fee is covered by yourself.

Two dimension code or URL is showed in the exhibition site. Introduction is listened from speaker with smartphone, or mobile phone.

If you need ear piece when you listen the introduction, you are requested to bring your daily used one.

Note Ear piece is distributed at reception until 1st September, however become out of stock and finish distribution.(updated by 2nd September)

 

Exhibition catalog(Out of stock(10th. November))

 

Movies of exhibition and symposium(no fee)

NAMA open the movies of introduction the exhibition and symposium “Connect  TANGE Kenzo and others- between the two”. You can access it from here.

However, the symposium is Japanese only, English caption is planned later.

https://tange2021.go.jp/category/movies/#post-707

 

Announcement

1.You can enter from the entrance by “Former Iwasaki house garden” through the exhibition term with entrance fee for the garden.

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, and to pay fee for the garden.

 

  Gate of the Yushima local government offices(Not required booking) Gate of the “Kyu-Iwasaki-tei garden”(Required booking in advance with limited numbers)
Weekdays ○(No fee) ○(400 yen as entracnce fee for the garden)
Weekends ×(Closed) ○(400 yen as entracnce fee for the garden)