Nakagin Capsule tower is currently in crisis situation. This building was built by a famous architect,Kisho Kurokawa,in 1972. It is a capsule-type apartment house and is very unique. Now it is a demolition crisis.
We work to protect this wonderful building. The tour to visit it is one of the activities.
We got a great message from one of our customers.
Thank you so much! Mr JM.
I want to thank you and your organisation for an enjoyable and highly informative guided tour of that Nakagin Capsule Building, last Thursday.
My interest in that construction goes back in time, even before it was constructed. The Metabolist approach to the new world order – now becoming a reality – conditioned my Architectural and Theoretical work from the 1960’s. So to enjoy the chance to enter and appreciate it was most important to me.
Arata Isozaki has written:
One day I noticed two books … sitting side by side on a bookshelf, and realised it is possible that two types of architecture from two different places (spatiality) and times (temporality) can be equidistant from my position, not to mention similar to my methodological preferences. —
So that same idea too had conditioned my Metabolist thinking.
Japanese people love cherry blossoms! When I was working in Europe, I missed cherry blossoms of Japan.
Cherry blossoms can be seen everywhere in the Japan. There are many kinds of cherry blossoms. I like early-blooming cherry blossoms. It is called Kawazu-Zakura. These flowers bloom from the end of February to the beginning of March in the Izu Peninsula in Shizuoka Prefecture. If you are interested in it, I can make a nice special tour for you.
Small Gallery and workshop in Yanaka
I went to a workshop in Yanaka to create a T-shirt. I used the silk screen there.
OTAKU create T-shirts here before the comic market. They love their originals.
There is also a small gallery here. There is also a work of a famous writer.
Unfortunately, the shop (HOW HOUSE) will be closed until next June. It is for renovations.
Shimoda-A port town in the opening of Japan
I sometimes go to Shimoda. Shimoda is about three hours and thirty minutes by train from Tokyo.
There is an old history. In 1854, Matthew Calbraith Perry came to Shimoda. He was an American admiral. Until that time, Japan had been closed.
Currently, there are nine beaches in Shimoda. I love this historic town.
Nakagin Capsule Tower
Nakagin Capsule Tower is located in Ginza, Tokyo.
Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa built it in 1972.
It is a residential and office building.
It has a unique shape and has a lot of square capsules.
However, it is a crisis of the demolition now.
Architecture enthusiasts around the world don’t want that.
If you would like to see the inside of the capsule, please contact us.
Kinchakuda Park is in Koma, Saitama.
716 The old Koreans moved to Koma. Koma is the name of the old Korean country.
You can arrive in Kinchakuda in one hour from Tokyo.
There is a beautiful river and a beautiful flower garden.
Especially, it is beautiful in September.
Because a lot of Higanbana(Manjushage,Lycoris radiata) bloom.