Tokujin Yoshioka’s Manufacturing Base; the Power of Tokyo
Under the themes of nature and light, Tokujin Yoshioka continues to produce works of unique expression, reflecting the roots of Japanese beauty, or transcending human feeling. Highly regarded in the fields of design, art, and architecture, his works are preserved in major art institutions around the world. Yoshioka says, “Manufacturing always requires new challenges,” which is why for him, Tokyo is precisely the right place for creation. In Tokyo, Yoshioka finds a high quality not only of technology and craftsmanship, but also of aesthetics of the people. He talks of the charm of Tokyo, a city that has for a long time been an activity base of arts and culture.
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Kenzo Tange, the Father of Modern Japanese Architecture
Lauded in all four corners of the world, his iconic monuments made from rough concrete led to his style being described as 'lyrical brutalism'.
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Wa, the Japanese Empire of Harmony
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