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KANTO

‘Junzo Sakakura in Architectural Documents’

National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs

by Jordan Sievers

Staff Writer

A renowned architect and former president of the Architectural Association of Japan, Junzo Sakakura (1901—1969), was a Tokyo Imperial University graduate who went on to become studio chief at the modern-architecture pioneer Le Corbusier’s atelier in Paris.

After he returned to Japan to establish his own practice, he worked on many of Japan’s architecturally significant modernist buildings, including The Museum of Modern Art in Kamakura, The International House of Japan, the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo and the West Plaza of Shinjuku Station.

This exhibition celebrates Sakakura as of one of Japan’s integral modern architects and features photographs, work documents and original drawings; Nov. 27-Feb. 23.

National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs; 4-6-15 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. Yushima Stn. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free admission. Closed Sat., Sun. 03-3812-3401; www.bunka.go.jp/bijutsukan%5Fhakubutsukan/shiryokan