Art / Openings Outside Tokyo

'Modern Architecture and Community Projects of the Bunpaku Neighborhood'

THE MUSEUM OF KYOTO

by Yukari Tanaka

Aug. 31-Oct. 27

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of architect Tatsuno Kingo (1854-1919), the establishments of three buildings that he designed — The Museum of Kyoto, Tokyo Station Gallery and the Bank of Japan Currency Museum in Tokyo — are co-hosting a comprehensive show of his works.

A pioneer of modern architecture in Japan, Kingo studied in London, bringing back neo-Baroque influences in his designs for the Bank of Japan (1896) and Tokyo Station (1914). Each of the exhibition’s venues explore, a different theme, with The Museum of Kyoto focusing on its own history and the influence of Kingo’s work in Kyoto.

The Museum of Kyoto; 623-1 Sanjo-Takakura, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. Karasuma-Oike Stn. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. ¥500. Closed Mon. 075-222-0888; www.bunpaku.or.jp

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