Osaka – City of toy box architecture

Osaka – City of toy box architecture

Posted by on Nov 22, 2015 in Architecture

From the view point of architecture and landscape designs, I think that Osaka is one of the most eccentric cities in the world. Since I was born and grew up there, I had felt that it was as it was and did not think that the city was beautiful. You will be stunned by peculiar buildings […]

Map from 1886 Showing the Original Kyoto Station

Map from 1886 Showing the Original Kyoto Station

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Urbanism

This interesting map was published in Kyoto in 1886. I encounterd it in doing a reasearch for my seminar. It is only about 20 years after the Meiji Restration, yet to my surprise, the map carries an image of original Kyoto station. It is an one-story building at the photo’s center that almost looks like a barn. Can you find […]

Bright Color and Japanese Architecture

Bright Color and Japanese Architecture

Posted by on Nov 7, 2015 in Blog

Very intriguing contrast of colors between bright Lamborghini  and a temple in Kyoto. This looks unusual, but I was not surprised. Traditional Japanese architecture, in fact, often creates an excellent background for objects in bright color. Think about a lady in bright kimono in Kyoto! The architecture’s  colors are subdued. But they have natural rich […]