Cedar House: The Guesthouse Where People Learn to Live Together Once More
Designed as part of the Kenya Hara House Vision exhibition in Tokyo and created in collaboration with Tokyo-based architect Go Hasegawa, Cedar House explores how architecture can forge new relationships between hosts and guests. This building goes beyond the traditional model of a guesthouse, focusing on the whole community rather than an individual host.
At Cedar House, travellers live right in the heart of the community. This means that guests who book to stay there will live with the residents who look after the house. The benefits of each booking is redistributed amongst the community. The house is therefore more than just a physical space; it’s a place for sharing and living together.
Every detail of the structure, from the locally milled wood to the communal dining table, creates a link with the residents of Yoshino and their traditions. For instance, the fish are caught in the river that lies a stone’s throw from the building, and the wood used for the structures (cedar, hence the house’s name) comes from the forests that surround the village (there are 40 sawmills in the area). Everything is local and draws on resources from the region.
'Colours of Japan', the Photo Exhibition Presenting Japan in all its Glory
From 8th October 2018 until 19th January 2019, the Maison de Thé is hosting the photo exhibition Colours of Japan, put together by photographer Hidenobu Suzuki.
Encounter Contemporary Art on the Streets of Okayama Whilst Enjoying the History and Culture of the City
Starting on Monday 3 November 2018, a contemporary art project known as A&C (short for ‘Art & City’) is being held for a one-year period in Okayama City.
The mysterious first images of a short film, shot in Tokyo with Eric Wareheim (Master of None)
Pen Films is pleased to present the first images of its short fiction film, shot in Tokyo by Jean-Baptiste Braud.
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Liam Wong: Capturing Tokyo's Electric Nights
When Liam Wong, Art Director at Ubisoft, went to Tokyo on business, it was love at first sight.