Archinect - Nipponesque 2014-04-24T00:59:27-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/56230619/golden-lion-goes-to-japanese-pavillion Golden Lion goes to Japanese Pavillion kaori walter 2012-08-29T16:42:42-04:00 >2012-09-03T20:09:57-04:00 <p> The 13th Venice Biennale Architecture Golden Lion goes to Japanese Pavilion. Toyo Ito curated the pavilion with Kumiko Inui, Sou Fujimoto, Akihisa Hirata and Naoya Hatakeyama. This is the second time for Japan to receive the award since the exhibition Arata Isozaki curated in 1996.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qo/qodak0jvk01jjtk8.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The theme of the pavilion was, "Architecture, possible here?", and they designed&nbsp; "House for All" which is a community place for Tsunami victims. (completion expected in October) Japan Pavilion introduced the process with such as models and photos.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vdvmwautondlqhs.jpg" title=""></p> <p> photo via mainichi.jp</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/35167189/house-na-by-sou-fujimoto House na by Sou Fujimoto kaori walter 2012-01-20T12:49:00-05:00 >2012-01-22T20:14:25-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3a0lho60ljfzt6q4.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/ilx6lerlpg3oox69.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Casa's first issue of the year cover photo is <em>House na</em> by Sou Fujimoto. Look at this complete transparent glass house!&nbsp;&nbsp; Sou Fujimoto says <em>"In one way the house is like a single space, but each room is also a tiny space of its own. The clients said they wanted to live like nomads within the house - they didn't have specific plans for each room. The house looks radical but for the clients it seemed quite natural."</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &#12377;&#12372;&#12356;&#32032;&#25973;&#12394;&#23478;&#65281;&#35211;&#12427;&#12398;&#12395;&#12399;&#12539;&#12539;&#12539;&#12371;&#12398;&#23478;&#12395;&#20303;&#12416;&#12384;&#12369;&#12398;&#24863;&#24615;&#12392;&#21191;&#27671;&#12364;&#20633;&#12431;&#12387;&#12390;&#12394;&#12356;&#31169;&#12398;&#12424;&#12358;&#12394;&#19968;&#33324;&#20154;&#12395;&#12399;&#20303;&#12417;&#12394;&#12356;&#12369;&#12428;&#12393;&#12290;&#12391;&#12418;&#12507;&#12531;&#12488;&#12289;&#23376;&#20379;&#12364;&#22823;&#21916;&#12403;&#12375;&#12381;&#12358;&#12394;&#23478;&#12391;&#35211;&#12390;&#12427;&#12384;&#12369;&#12391;&#12527;&#12463;&#12527;&#12463;&#12375;&#12390;&#12375;&#12414;&#12356;&#12414;&#12377;&#12290;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> via <a href="http://ceron.jp/url/www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQa9qVdrefM" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Casa Brutas</a>, <a href="http://www.metalocus.es/en/blog/radical-house-house-na-sou-fujimoto-architects-%E8%97%A4%E6%9C%AC%E5%A3%AE%E4%BB%8B%E5%BB%BA%E7%AF%89%E8%A8%AD%E8%A8%88%E4%BA%8B%E5%8B%99%E6%89%80" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">metalocus</a></p>... http://archinect.com/blog/article/33972980/makoto-tanijiri-you-make-the-rule Makoto Tanijiri "You make the Rule" kaori walter 2012-01-10T02:26:00-05:00 >2012-01-10T14:44:42-05:00 <p> Exhibition "You make the Rule" by Japanese rising star Architect <a href="http://www.suppose.jp/works/category_e.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Makoto Tanijiri</a> is currently running at Design Center OZONE in Tokyo.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8ikflsq5kef2cby.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tf/tfh4lwkc5m6idp7c.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qa/qatxb26omqd94ayr.jpg" title=""></p> <p> By creating windows, tables and so on in this huge Styrofoam box, he re-creates "Home". Tanijiri says, " What is table? What is Shelves? This is an exhibition to think about such a simple theme with everyone."&nbsp; You can actually dig into this Styrofoam with your fingers! (I checked his Twitter, and he says ok to do so :)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/576b7oe7iznpzmfw.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &#20170;&#12434;&#12392;&#12365;&#12417;&#12367;&#24314;&#31689;&#23478;&#12289;&#35895;&#23611;&#35488;&#12373;&#12435;&#12398;&#12456;&#12461;&#12471;&#12499;&#12472;&#12519;&#12531;&#12364;&#22987;&#12414;&#12426;&#12414;&#12375;&#12383;&#12290;&#30330;&#27873;&#12473;&#12481;&#12525;&#12540;&#12523;&#12398;&#23478;&#12394;&#12435;&#12390;&#23376;&#20379;&#12395;&#12392;&#12387;&#12385;&#12419;&#12383;&#12414;&#12425;&#12435;&#12384;&#12429;&#12358;&#12394;&#12540;&#12290;&#23376;&#20379;&#12398;&#38915;&#12399;&#20309;&#12391;&#12418;&#23478;&#12395;&#35211;&#31435;&#12390;&#12390;&#36938;&#12435;&#12384;&#12371;&#12392;&#12434;&#24605;&#12356;&#20986;&#12377;&#12290;&#24314;&#31689;&#12398;&#22522;&#26412;&#12395;&#25147;&#12428;&#12427;&#12424;&#12358;&#12394;&#12362;&#12418;&#12375;&#12429;&#12373;&#12364;&#12354;&#12426;&#12381;&#12358;&#65281;</p> <p> image via <a href="http://ism.excite.co.jp/architecture/rid_E1326100966005/pid_1.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">excite</a>, <a href="http://blog.excite.co.jp/smak" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">suppose biyori</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p>... http://archinect.com/blog/article/32219981/r-i-p-mr-sori-yanagi R.I.P Mr. Sori Yanagi kaori walter 2011-12-25T21:30:27-05:00 >2012-01-02T13:36:48-05:00 <p> The Japanese product designer Sori Yanagi died at the age of 96 on Christmas day,2011.</p> <p> He had received a gold medal at the 1957 Milan Triennale for his Butterfly Stool and White Porcelain Teapot.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xx/xxbejeo65tspbx6m.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmqj09kg2drzmut8.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y9nyb8smz3lbtyzp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>In 1954, Yanagi designed the famous Butterfly Stool, which consists of two curved-shaped plywood elements, which are held together by a metal rod. In his sweeping, almost delicate form it recalls not only a butterfly, but also to a Japanese character. In the same year was also the Elephant Stool is also a simple but beautifully shaped stools made of fiberglass reinforced polyester resin. Both seats were originally manufactured by the Japanese company Tendo Mokko, nowadays, the stool produced by Vitra. In 1964, the Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi and other works at the documenta III in Kassel in the Department of Industrial Design was issued. 1960 to 1961 was Sori Yanagi for two semesters a guest lecturer at the National Art School in Kassel. (Wikipedia)</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Personally, I always th...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/31149908/automata Automata kaori walter 2011-12-16T14:58:07-05:00 >2011-12-19T12:09:46-05:00 <p> Automata is self-automated machines which were invented in Western Europe in 18th century as toys, religious idols, or tools. Here, I introduce this Japanese Automata Artist Mr.Kazuaki Harada.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/ws0cy3aniobl598h.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Uber precise craftsmanship and all of his works are tremendously&nbsp; witty. &nbsp;</p> <p> Matryoshka (click the photos to see videos)</p> <p> <a href="http://youtu.be/zGJemef12vE" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j6/j6mk1kklos9ozvox.jpg" title=""></a></p> <p> Air Sculpture</p> <p> <a href="http://Matryoshka" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w4/w4oiuhctu4orkngs.jpg" title=""></a></p> <p> Decoy</p> <p> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=MEN1FQq5xqg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hghl5aolc8tmx3g9.jpg" title=""></a></p> <p> Chopsticks (In Japanese expression, " you can laugh at rolling chopsticks" means when you are very young, everything makes you laugh.)</p> <p> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=lbAhSDQEU5E" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/44/44qqicw6d6ct53e1.jpg" title=""></a></p> <p> Spoon in Space (Also in Japanese expression, "throwing spoons" means giving up or surrender.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK_PUp-BHes&amp;feature=player_embedded" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9d/9dyylysmddhh8r1f.jpg" title=""></a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> He consistently creates Automata with no consistent theme.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> via <a href="http://nizo.jp/?page_id=2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nizosha</a>, <a href="http://www.1101.com/live/automata/2011-12-09.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hobonichi</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &#12458;&#12540;&#12488;&#12510;&#12479;&#12392;&#12356;&#12358;&#12398;&#12434;&#21021;&#12417;&#12390;&#32819;&#12395;&#12375;&#12289;&#30446;&#12395;&#12375;&#12414;&#12375;&#12383;&#12290;&#12418;&#12358;&#19968;&#30330;&#12391;&#12420;&#12425;&#12428;&#12385;&#12419;&#12356;&#12414;&#12375;&#12383;&#12424;&#12540;&#12290;video&#12434;&#35211;&#12390;&#12463;&#12473;&#12483;&#12392;&#31505;&#12431;&#12373;&#12428;&#12390;&#12375;&#12414;&#12356;&#12414;&#12375;&#12383;&#12290;&#32032;&#25973;&#32032;&#25973;&#12290;&#12371;&#12435;&#12394;&#12454;&#12451;&#12483;&#12488;&#12395;&#39131;&#12435;&#12384;&#12450;&#12452;&#12487;&#12450;&#12434;&#24605;&#12356;&#12388;&#12365;&#12381;&#12375;&#12390;&#24418;&#12395;&#20986;&#26469;&#12427;&#12394;&#12435;&#12390;&#32032;&#26228;&#12425;&#12375;&#12356;&#12290;&#12300;&#19968;&#36011;&#24615;&#12398;&#12394;&#12356;&#20316;&#21697;&#12434;&#19968;&#36011;&#12375;&#12390;&#20316;&#12426;&#32154;&#12369;&#12427;&#12301;&#12387;&#12390;&#12501;&#12524;&#12540;&#12474;&#12364;&#12414;&#12373;&#12395;&#12450;&#12540;&#12486;&#12451;&#12473;&#12488;&#65281;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>... http://archinect.com/blog/article/30170825/kengo-kuma-for-starbucks-coffee Kengo Kuma for Starbucks Coffee kaori walter 2011-12-08T03:25:42-05:00 >2011-12-09T15:36:36-05:00 <p> The starbucks designed by Kengo Kuma will be opening on December 16, 2011 in Fukuoka, Japan. This will be the very first Starbucks Coffee which is on the historical entrance path to a shrine. (Dazaifu Tenman-gu Shrine)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tf/tffe6kplhosoaahf.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; via <a href="http://www.starbucks.co.jp/press_release/pr2011-754.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Starbucks Japan</a></p> <p> &#38536;&#30740;&#21566;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12398;&#12473;&#12479;&#12540;&#12496;&#12483;&#12463;&#12473;&#12364;&#22826;&#23472;&#24220;&#22825;&#28288;&#23470;&#12398;&#21442;&#36947;&#12395;&#12458;&#12540;&#12503;&#12531;&#12377;&#12427;&#12381;&#12358;&#12391;&#12377;&#12290;&#12414;&#12384;&#12524;&#12531;&#12480;&#12522;&#12531;&#12464;&#12375;&#12363;&#12394;&#12356;&#12398;&#12391;&#12377;&#12364;&#12289;&#20889;&#30495;&#12434;&#35211;&#12390;&#12415;&#12383;&#12356;&#12290;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>... http://archinect.com/blog/article/26332498/uniforms-for-tokyo-sky-tree Uniforms for Tokyo Sky Tree kaori walter 2011-11-04T22:23:39-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p> Tokyo Sky Tree grand opening day is May, 2013. As many of you already know, this is the tallest free-standing tower in the world! The Tokyo Sky Tree employs Japanese cutting-edge technology in reproducing the traditional architectural know-how of the "Shimbashira-Seishin" (Center Column Vibration Control) used in the five-story pagoda.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oc/ocm3ib0zz8ii7ziw.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m2/m2bdug5mytyx1das.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> But, it's not the story I wanna talk about today. Today's theme is "Uniform". Yes, Tokyo Sky Tree staff's uniform design is just announced today. And it's AMAZING! The designer is Akira Minagawa of <a href="http://www.mina-perhonen.jp/en/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">min&auml; perhonen</a>. What his design makes stand out is a mixture of&nbsp; Japanese traditional woven style and beautiful textile design with danish modern style.<img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yk/yksn0500o413decg.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kt/ktzdsed6ekmoez3o.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Ticket counter staff</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dr/drx6jqamzhxlmqv1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Gift shop staff</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/or/orjfbixbyd9bjs4f.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Information counter staff</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ie/ieua3x9ioczjb90f.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Facility Guide staff</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yn/ynq8nkb1t8cdslbl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Cleaning staff</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &#26481;&#20140;&#12473;&#12459;&#12452;&#12484;&#12522;&#12540;&#12398;&#24467;&#26989;&#21729;&#12398;&#21046;&#26381;&#12364;&#30330;&#34920;&#12395;&#12394;&#12426;&#12414;&#12375;&#12383;&#12290;&#12511;&#12490;&#12398;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12394;&#12435;&#12391;&#12377;&#12397;&#12290;&#12459;&#12527;&#12452;&#12452;&#65281;&#65281;&#12358;&#12385;&#12398;&#26086;&#37027;&#12399;&#12371;&#12398;&#20889;&#30495;&#12434;&#35211;&#12390;&#12300;&#26412;&#27671;&#65311;&#39658;&#22411;&#12418;&#12371;&#12428;&#12395;&#12375;&#12394;&#12356;&#12392;&#12356;&#12369;&#12394;&#12356;&#12398;&#65311;&#12301;&#31505;&#12288;&#12392;&#35328;&#12387;&#12390;&#12362;&#12426;&#12414;&#12375;&#12383;&#12290;&#12356;&#12420;&#12540;&#22899;&#24515;&#12434;&#12367;&#12377;&#12368;&#12427;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#65374;&#12290;&#12391;&#12418;&#22810;&#20998;&#30007;&#24615;&#12395;&#12399;&#29702;&#35299;&#12373;&#12428;&#12394;&#12356;&#12391;&#12375;&#12423;&#12358;&#12397;&#12290;&#12399;&#12399;&#12290;&#12356;&#12420;&#12289;&#12458;&#12469;&#12524;&#12392;&#12399;&#12356;&#12388;&#12418;&#12381;&#12435;&#12394;&#12418;&#12398;&#12290;&#35480;&#23566;&#20418;&#12398;&#12527;&#12531;&#12500;&#27442;&#12375;&#12356;&#65374;&#12290;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> vi...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/25883628/humidifier-design humidifier + design kaori walter 2011-11-01T01:06:17-04:00 >2011-11-01T12:37:00-04:00 <p> Japanese electrical appliances have to be functional and beautiful at the same time.<br> Amadana, plusminus zero, Doshisha, and MUJI are creating designy electrical appliances a lot. I introduce you their humidifier here.&nbsp; It's not typical blue body or animal shaped humidifier you can find at Walmart.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u2/u2ghx6ahxxhv5fms.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> via <a href="http://d-designing.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Doshisha</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3oik1ltikpbxu4b.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mu/mu9u3y3jichvivz0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> via <a href="http://www.plusminuszero.jp/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&#12503;&#12521;&#12473;&#12510;&#12452;&#12490;&#12473;&#12476;&#12525;</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljp13pxtmnda5e1t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> via <a href="http://en.amadana.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">amadana</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0o/0oaevygyskusu3xv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &#12371;&#12398;&#21152;&#28287;&#22120;&#12418;&#12358;&#26085;&#26412;&#12376;&#12419;&#23450;&#30058;&#20013;&#12398;&#23450;&#30058;&#12394;&#12398;&#12384;&#12429;&#12358;&#12369;&#12393;&#12289;&#12420;&#12399;&#12426;&#26085;&#26412;&#12398;&#12503;&#12525;&#12480;&#12463;&#12488;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12395;&#12388;&#12356;&#12390;&#26360;&#12367;&#12394;&#12425;&#12371;&#12428;&#12434;&#12392;&#24605;&#12356;&#12414;&#12375;&#12390;&#12290;&#31169;&#12289;&#12394;&#12435;&#12420;&#12363;&#12435;&#12420;&#65298;&#21488;&#12418;&#21152;&#28287;&#22120;&#12434;&#36092;&#20837;&#12375;&#12383;&#12398;&#12391;&#12377;&#12364;&#12356;&#12363;&#12435;&#12379;&#12435;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12364;&#19981;&#32048;&#24037;&#12377;&#12366;&#12391;&#12377;&#12424;&#65312;&#12450;&#12513;&#12522;&#12459;&#12290;&#12356;&#12420;&#12540;&#37096;&#23627;&#12395;&#32622;&#12367;&#12418;&#12398;&#12384;&#12363;&#12425;&#12397;&#12289;&#23478;&#38651;&#12392;&#12356;&#12358;&#12424;&#12426;&#12418;&#12452;&#12531;&#12486;&#12522;&#12450;&#29289;&#12392;&#12375;&#12390;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12375;&#12390;&#12415;&#12390;&#12399;&#12393;&#12358;&#12391;&#12377;&#12363;&#65311;&#65312;&#12450;&#12513;&#12522;&#12459;</p>... http://archinect.com/blog/article/25386045/iphone-case iPhone case kaori walter 2011-10-27T17:33:08-04:00 >2011-11-01T02:21:10-04:00 <p> sorry, I can not resist posting about it...&nbsp; if you have been to Japan at least once (or Koraku, Los Angeles Downtown), you had noticed the fake wax food samples at restaurants, right?</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjj6ybg7ztu0h8r2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> And, also have you noticed that Japanese LOVE to decorate their cell phones? Although you can even see those bling-bling phone in the US lately, I still think it's ridiculous.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g4/g4dxmsbwpnhhp32p.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Then I found these iPhone cases, awesome mixture of Japanese culture /food and craftsmanship. Japanese are beyond ridiculous. They always like "over-the-top" or you could say, Japanese are "keeping it real".&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f6j378lyumxw2nee.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Matsutake mushroom</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjt4byronmd92f1r.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Oden (fish cake hot pot)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nk/nkruvpjqy8df310b.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Eel rice bowl</p> <p> via <a href="http://search.strapya.com/?q=%E9%A3%9F%E5%93%81%E3%82%B5%E3%83%B3%E3%83%97%E3%83%AB&amp;s=30&amp;sd=0&amp;v=2&amp;path=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Strapya</a>&nbsp;&nbsp; you can see more iPhone cases from here :)</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &#12354;&#12414;&#12426;&#12395;&#12405;&#12374;&#12369;&#12383;&#21830;&#21697;&#12384;&#12387;&#12383;&#12398;&#12391;&#12289;&#12388;&#12356;&#12290;&#12387;&#12390;&#12363;&#12289;&#25658;&#24111;&#20351;&#12356;&#12395;&#12367;&#12356;&#12384;&#12429;&#65281;&#12375;&#12363;&#12418;&#31179;&#20908;&#23554;&#29992;&#12384;&#12424;&#12397;&#12290;&#12362;&#12391;&#12435;&#22799;&#12395;&#35211;&#12383;&#12425;&#26257;&#12356;&#12375;&#12290;&#65288;&#12381;&#12358;&#12356;&#12358;&#21839;&#38988;&#12376;&#12419;&#12394;&#12356;&#65289;&#12288;&#12356;&#12420;&#12289;&#12391;&#12418;&#27491;&#30452;&#12371;&#12358;&#12356;&#12358;&#12418;&#12398;&#20316;&#12387;&#12385;&#12419;&#12358;&#26085;&#26412;&#12398;&#20154;&#12383;&#12385;&#32032;&#26228;&#12425;&#12375;&#12356;&#65281;&#12384;&#12387;&#12390;&#12289;&#12371;&#12428;&#25505;&#31639;&#24230;&#22806;&#35222;&#12376;&#12419;&#12539;&#12539;&#12539;&#22770;&#12429;&#12358;&#12392;&#12356;&#12358;&#12424;&#12426;&#12418;&#12289;&#32887;&#20154;&#25216;&#35211;&#12379;&#12383;&#12356;&#12387;&#12390;&#12411;&#12358;&#12364;&#24375;&#12381;&#12358;&#12384;&#12290;</p>... http://archinect.com/blog/article/25258594/chance-for-free-trip-to-japan Chance for Free trip to Japan kaori walter 2011-10-26T15:15:32-04:00 >2011-10-28T09:27:26-04:00 <p> The education ministry plans to invite 150 foreign university students who are interested in studying in Japan to join free "trial study trips" to this nation.&nbsp; According to the source, after 3.11 incident, 600 students cancelled their plan studying in Japan. It might be a chance for those who want to study in Japan. <a href="http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111012006453.htm" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111012006453.htm</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> or, 10,000 Free Flight for Foreigners! (maybe)&nbsp;&nbsp; It is not confirmed by the government budgetary, but it might happen.&nbsp;&nbsp; You should keep checking @ <a href="http://www.mlit.go.jp/kankocho/en/page01_000222.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan Tourism Agency site</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Good luck to y'all! &nbsp;&nbsp; I wanna apply this....</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/23831320/toyo-ito-museum-of-architecture Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture kaori walter 2011-10-14T03:34:11-04:00 >2011-12-27T17:03:53-05:00 <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://www.tima-imabari.jp/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toyo Ito Museum of Architecture</a> just opened in July 2011, Imabari-shi, Ehime. This is the very first architecture only museum in Japan. This museum is consisted of two buildings: "Silver Hut" and "Steel Hut".&nbsp; Steel Hut houses Toyo Ito's original architectural works, and Silver Hut is the relocated and rebuild house he used to live. This space is used as a workshop space for kids to learn and play with architecture.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ek/ekjaudqbl2aw8da3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n4/n42wqfi5pge6ugw9.jpg" title=""><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kd/kdgqt56i4lvo43gu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> There are some steel models of his famous buildings.(This is Sepentine Pavillion's model.)</p> <p> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> There is another museum nearby and is also designed by Toyo Ito: Iwata Ken Hahatokono Museum.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/88/887ddimaks8wv78t.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Those buildings are beautifully blended in this beautiful small island which is surrounded by the Setouchi Sea.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> By the way, this is right next to my hometown. Oh, and Kenzo Tange's hometown, too :) If you have a chance to visit Japan, skip Tokyo and go to Shikoku instead. Shikoku is no...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/23590797/for-food-lovers For food lovers kaori walter 2011-10-12T01:47:07-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sh/shpg8cso7kk22m2z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Do you love food and movies? Then this is the best event for you. The 2nd <a href="http://tokyogohan.com/filmfestival/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tokyo Food Lovers Film Festival </a>is currently running in Tokyo. They are playing 17 "delicious films" from all over the world, which have really memorable food scenes. For example, "Kramer vs Kramer". What food? Of course, French Toast! Who does not know the famous scene?</p> <p> Well, obviously I can not go to this film festival... So I asked myself&nbsp; what movie I'm gonna pick ???&nbsp; The most memorable food movie for me is definitely "<em>Tanpopo</em>". I believe I watched the movie when I was 10 or so, but I still remember some of the food scenes vividly.&nbsp; Awesome Omurice, Chinese drunken shrimp, Ramen, Fried rice... If some of you guys have never watched this movie yet, yes you MUST watch this!!</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &#26481;&#20140;&#12372;&#12399;&#12435;&#26144;&#30011;&#31085;&#12394;&#12435;&#12390;&#12398;&#12364;&#12354;&#12427;&#12435;&#12391;&#12377;&#12397;&#12540;&#12290;&#12525;&#12468;&#12418;&#12469;&#12452;&#12488;&#12398;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12418;&#32032;&#25973;&#9734;&#12363;&#12418;&#12417;&#39135;&#22530;&#12414;&#12384;&#35211;&#12383;&#12371;&#12392;&#12394;&#12356;&#12435;&#12391;&#12377;&#12424;&#12397;&#12540;&#12290;&#35211;&#12383;&#12356;&#12398;&#12395;&#12290;&#12463;&#12524;&#12452;&#12510;&#12540;&#12463;&#12524;&#12452;&#12510;&#12540;&#12398;&#12501;&#12524;&#12531;&#12481;&#12488;&#12540;&#12473;&#12488;&#12418;&#33391;&#12356;&#12471;&#12540;&#12531;&#12391;&#12377;&#12424;&#12397;&#12540;&#12290;&#31169;&#12399;&#20309;&#12392;&#35328;&#12387;&#12390;&#12418;&#12300;&#12479;&#12531;&#12509;&#12509;&#12301;&#12391;&#12377;&#12290;&#35211;&#12383;&#12398;&#12364;25&#24180;&#36817;&#12367;&#21069;&#12384;&#12387;&#12390;&#12398;&#12395;&#26410;&#12384;&#12395;&#12399;&#12387;&#12365;&#12426;&#12392;&#35226;&#12360;&#12390;&#12427;&#26009;&#29702;&#12398;&#25968;&#12293;&#12290;&#65286;&#20234;&#20025;&#21313;&#19977;&#12399;&#25105;&#12364;&#25925;&#37111;&#12398;&#20986;&#36523;&#12391;&#12375;&#12383;&#12363;&#12425;&#12397;&#12290;&#12358;&#12540;&#12435;&#12289;&#12414;&#12383;&#35211;&#12383;&#12367;&#12394;&#12387;&#12390;&#12365;&#12414;&#12375;&#12383;&#12424;&#12435;&#12290;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>... http://archinect.com/blog/article/23474708/fireworks fireworks kaori walter 2011-10-11T01:18:47-04:00 >2011-10-12T02:46:22-04:00 <p> Fireworks(Sparklers) are Japanese Summer tradition. Young and old, men and women everyone loves fireworks(sparklers) in summer. Not only big fireworks event, but at home we light sparklers. Every time I think of sparklers, I got the flashbacks of an end of summer.&nbsp; It makes me so nostalgic/melancholic...</p> <p> Here's super cute and simple design sparklers from <a href="http://www.souvenirfromtokyo.jp/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The National Art Center Tokyo Souvenir shop</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xp/xp8ys0qwcjgsh8mp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://www.souvenirfromtokyo.jp/upload/save_image/1091.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.souvenirfromtokyo.jp/upload/save_image/1092.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.souvenirfromtokyo.jp/upload/save_image/1093.jpg"></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &#12377;&#12372;&#12367;&#12463;&#12540;&#12523;&#12391;&#12509;&#12483;&#12503;&#12394;&#33457;&#28779;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12290;&#12502;&#12525;&#12464;&#12362;&#21451;&#36948;&#12398;&#12469;&#12452;&#12488;&#12391;&#35211;&#12388;&#12369;&#12414;&#12375;&#12383;&#12290;&#12394;&#12435;&#12391;&#12289;&#12418;&#12540;&#12371;&#12435;&#12394;&#12395;&#12363;&#12431;&#12356;&#12356;&#12398;&#65311;&#65311;&#12363;&#12431;&#12356;&#12377;&#12366;&#12390;&#20351;&#12360;&#12414;&#12379;&#12435;&#12290;&#12381;&#12375;&#12390;&#12381;&#12398;&#12414;&#12414;&#28287;&#27671;&#12390;&#12375;&#12414;&#12358;&#12398;&#12391;&#12375;&#12423;&#12358;&#12290;&#12362;&#37096;&#23627;&#12395;&#39166;&#12387;&#12390;&#12362;&#12365;&#12383;&#12356;&#12431;&#12540;&#12290;</p>... http://archinect.com/blog/article/23249970/nekomimi Nekomimi kaori walter 2011-10-09T02:37:10-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p> <em>Nekomimi</em> (&#29483;&#32819;&#65289; means Cat ears. New from <a href="http://neurowear.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neurowear</a>: Wearable cat ears that react to human brainwaves, perking up and wiggling around in tune with the wearer&rsquo;s current emotional state.</p> <p> Is this creepy or what?</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &#29483;&#32819;&#12363;&#12406;&#12387;&#12390;&#12289;&#12381;&#12428;&#12364;&#21205;&#12367;&#12387;&#12390;&#12290;&#32032;&#26228;&#12425;&#12375;&#12356;&#65374;&#12290;&#12371;&#12358;&#12356;&#12358;&#12371;&#12392;&#12434;&#24605;&#12356;&#12388;&#12356;&#12390;&#21830;&#21697;&#21270;&#20986;&#26469;&#12427;&#12289;&#12377;&#12427;&#12289;&#12387;&#12390;&#12356;&#12358;&#12398;&#12399;&#26085;&#26412;&#12398;&#32032;&#26228;&#12425;&#12375;&#12356;&#12392;&#12371;&#12429;&#12384;&#12392;&#24605;&#12356;&#12414;&#12379;&#12435;&#65311;&#36938;&#12403;&#24515;&#12392;&#25216;&#34899;&#21147;&#12364;&#20276;&#12358;&#12392;&#12356;&#12358;&#12290;&#12358;&#65374;&#12435;&#12289;&#22793;&#12394;&#12418;&#12398;&#22823;&#22909;&#12365;&#26085;&#26412;&#20154;&#12354;&#12387;&#12401;&#12428;&#65374;&#12290;</p>... http://archinect.com/blog/article/22951797/eel-s-bed Eel's bed kaori walter 2011-10-06T12:40:07-04:00 >2011-10-06T17:47:35-04:00 <p> As you may already know, we Japanese love everything tiny.&nbsp; Tiny car, tiny phone, tiny purse, tiny boo... :) anyway,&nbsp; specially in old town Kyoto, there are still lots of this kind of style houses called <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machiya" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Unagino Nedoko</em></a> (&#12358;&#12394;&#12366;&#12398;&#23517;&#24202;&#65289;, means Eel's Bed. They are only 5.4 to 6 meters wide, but about 20 meters deep. That is why, Eel's bed! How cute.</p> <p> And, you must have heard <em>Kyosho Jutaku</em> &#65288;&#29421;&#23567;&#20303;&#23429;&#65289;before,right? It means narrow/tiny house.There is no specific size to be called as Kyosho jutaku, but most of them are built on less than 500 SF properties!</p> <p> The one of the most famous Kyosho jutaku, designed by Tadao Ando.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mi/mif55pxvtcs3218e.jpg" title=""></p> <p> This was built 45 years ago, designed by Takamitsu Azuma.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l2/l2zmt5gqdrnbuq6s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> This one is my favorite.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b9/b9wngmqy66sl1zfo.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3jagjuri1trgmg0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yf65g0qsa5is6njj.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The building area is 24&#13217; and 17m height!&nbsp; Ka-pow!!&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &#29421;&#23567;&#20303;&#23429;&#32032;&#26228;&#12425;&#12375;&#12356;&#65281;&#23455;&#12399;&#26152;&#24180;&#12289;&#26085;&#26412;&#12395;&#24112;&#12387;&#12383;&#26178;&#12395;&#38651;&#36554;&#12363;&#12425;&#35211;&#12383;&#39080;&#26223;&#12395;&#34909;&#25731;&#12434;&#21463;&#12369;&#12414;&#12375;&#12383;&#12290;&#12354;&#12398;&#20303;&#23429;&#12364;&#12402;&#12375;&#12417;&#12365;&#21512;&#12387;&#12390;&#12362;&#38563;&#12373;&#12435;&#12395;&#25163;&#12434;&#20280;&#12400;&#12379;&#12400;&#23626;&#12367;&#12392;&#12356;&#12358;&#24863;&#35226;&#12364;&#26032;&#39854;&#12391;&#12375;&#12383;&#12290;&#12288;&#12375;&#12363;&#12418;&#12289;&#12381;&#12398;&#12402;&#12375;&#12417;&#12365;&#21512;&#12358;&#12499;&#12523;&#12487;&#12451;&#12531;&#12464;&#12398;&#38291;&#12434;&#36208;&#12427;&#39640;&#36895;&#36947;&#36335;&#12395;&#32218;&#36335;&#12290;&#12381;&#12428;&#12399;&#12414;&#12373;&#12395;&#12486;&#12524;&#12499;&#12466;&#12540;&#12512;&#12398;&#19990;&#30028;&#65281;&#65288;&#29305;&#12395;&#31169;&#12399;&#26085;&#26412;&#12398;&#30000;&#33294;&#20986;&#36523;&#12394;&#12398;&#12391;&#37117;&#20250;&#12398;&#12381;&#12428;&#12395;&#34909;&#25731;&#12434;&#21463;&#12369;&#12383;&#65289;&#12381;&#12428;&#12395;&#12375;&#12390;&#12418;&#12356;&#12429;&#12356;&#12429;&#35519;&#12409;&#12390;&#12427;&#12392;&#26412;&#24403;&#12395;&#32032;&#26228;&#12425;&#12375;&#12356;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12398;&#29421;&#23567;&#20303;&#23429;&#12364;&#12354;&#12426;&#12377;&#12366;&#12390;&#12393;&#12428;&#12418;&#12371;&#12428;&#12395;&#12418;&#30446;&#12364;&#36637;&#12356;&#12390;&#12375;&#12414;&#12356;&#12414;&#12377;&#12290;&#12356;&#12420;&#12540;&#12289;&#32032;&#26228;&#12425;&#12375;&#12356;...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/22785839/sample-a-little-good-thing "Sample" - a little good thing kaori walter 2011-10-05T02:06:38-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p> <em>Sample</em> is a product line which is the result of <em>Sukoshi ii koto</em> (&#23569;&#12375;&#12356;&#12356;&#12371;&#12392;&#65289;,&nbsp; doing "a little good thing".</p> <p> Sukoshi ii koto could be anything, for example using recycled materials, donation, or supporting traditional crafts or local manufactures which are in danger of going out of business.</p> <p> Wooden iPhone/ iPad stands:</p> <p> There are many problems for Japanese forestry. Sample purchases these materials(wood from improvement cutting) at the right price and therefore does "a little good thing" for the local forestry business.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &#12469;&#12531;&#12503;&#12523;&#12399;&#12300;&#23569;&#12375;&#12356;&#12356;&#12371;&#12392;&#12434;&#12375;&#12390;&#20316;&#12427;&#12503;&#12525;&#12480;&#12463;&#12488;&#12301;&#12398;&#38598;&#12414;&#12426;&#12290;<br> &#12300;&#23569;&#12375;&#12356;&#12356;&#12371;&#12392;&#12301;&#12399;&#20309;&#12391;&#12418;&#12424;&#12367;&#12390;&#12289;&#12383;&#12392;&#12360;&#12400;&#24259;&#26820;&#12373;&#12428;&#12390;&#12375;&#12414;&#12358;&#32032;&#26448;&#12434;&#20351;&#12387;&#12383;&#12426;&#12289;&#23492;&#20184;&#12434;&#12375;&#12383;&#12426;&#12289;<br> &#12414;&#12383;&#12399;&#24259;&#26989;&#12377;&#12427;&#12392;&#20253;&#32113;&#12364;&#36884;&#32118;&#12360;&#12390;&#12375;&#12414;&#12358;&#12424;&#12358;&#12394;&#24037;&#22580;&#12395;&#23433;&#23450;&#30340;&#12395;&#20181;&#20107;&#12434;&#20986;&#12377;&#12371;&#12392;&#12384;&#12387;&#12383;&#12426;&#12377;&#12427;&#12363;&#12418;&#12375;&#12428;&#12414;&#12379;&#12435;&#12290;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12398;&#20181;&#20107;&#12434;&#32154;&#12369;&#12427;&#12394;&#12363;&#12391;&#12289;&#22793;&#12431;&#12387;&#12390;&#27442;&#12375;&#12356;&#12392;&#24605;&#12358;&#12392;&#12371;&#12429;&#12395;&#23569;&#12375;&#25163;&#38291;&#12434;&#12363;&#12369;&#12390;&#29289;&#12389;&#12367;&#12426;&#12434;&#12375;&#12390;&#12356;&#12365;&#12414;&#12377;&#12290;</p> <p> &#12392;&#12356;&#12358;&#12467;&#12531;&#12475;&#12503;&#12488;&#12398;&#12418;&#12392;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12373;&#12428;&#12383;&#12418;&#12398;&#12383;&#12385;&#12290;&#12471;&#12531;&#12503;&#12523;&#12363;&#12388;&#27231;&#33021;&#30340;&#12391;&#12354;&#12426;&#12289;&#12300;&#12385;&#12423;&#12387;&#12392;&#12356;&#12356;&#12371;&#12392;&#12301;&#12398;&#12362;&#25163;&#20253;&#12356;&#12364;&#20986;&#26469;&#12427;&#12392;&#12399;&#12394;&#12363;&#12394;&#12363;&#32032;&#26228;&#12425;&#12375;&#12356;&#12450;&#12452;&#12487;&#12450;&#65286;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12290;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> image via <a href="http://ec-sample.shop-pro.jp/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sample</a></p>... http://archinect.com/blog/article/22722065/japanese-mobile-phone-tv-commercial Japanese mobile phone TV commercial kaori walter 2011-10-04T12:56:54-04:00 >2011-10-04T15:39:24-04:00 <p> This is the Japanese craftsmanship.</p> <p> &#12371;&#12428;&#12382;&#26085;&#26412;&#12398;&#32887;&#20154;&#25216;</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/22672786/karuizawa-senju-museum Karuizawa Senju Museum kaori walter 2011-10-04T02:44:16-04:00 >2011-10-04T14:45:43-04:00 <p> Karuizawa Senju Museum in Karuizawa, Japan will open October 10, 2011.&nbsp; (Designed by Ryue Nishizawa)</p> <p> &#35199;&#27810;&#31435;&#34907;&#27663;&#12487;&#12470;&#12452;&#12531;&#12398;&#36605;&#20117;&#27810;&#21315;&#20303;&#32654;&#34899;&#39208;&#12364;10&#26376;10&#26085;&#12395;&#38283;&#39208;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> images via <a href="http://ism.excite.co.jp/architecture/rid_E1316949417005/pid_1.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ism</a></p>