Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of its Transformation

When: Until 17 September 2018
Where: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
How much: See website for details
More info: Mori Art Museum

An exhibition looking at how Japan’s traditional wooden structures still influence current architectural techniques is on at Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum. Through architectural models, material samples and interactive installations, Japan in Architecture: Genealogies of its Transformation traces Japanese architecture from its ancient roots through to the Meiji Restoration, and from 1868 until today. The exhibition features more than 100 projects by influential architects, including Kenzō Tange’s post-war buildings, such as The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and the Yoyogi National Gymnasium.

Architect and historian Fujimori Terunobu, who was an advisor on the exhibition, says there is an invisible connection between the old and new in Japan which the exhibition aims to highlight.

[Main image: A full-scale replica of the tiny tea house built for tea master Sen-no-Rikyu on display. Photo by Koroda Takeru]