Streets in Japan

Streets in Japan

Posted by on Nov 23, 2017 in Blog, Landscape Architecture, Urbanism

I like walking lively shopping streets in Japan. Those streets look like toy boxes. Unexpected encounters wait for us. In October, I had a chance to walk on this kind of street in early morning. Then I noticed some points which many people do not pay attention to.

Cheerful Music and Mindful Landscape

Cheerful Music and Mindful Landscape

Posted by on Jul 9, 2017 in Architecture, Blog, Space for Well-being, Urbanism

If you are in Kyoto in early July, you hear some lively music every evening at different parts of the town. Neighborhood musicians are practicing traditional instrumental music, Ohayashi, to be ready for their performance on the top of parading floats (Yamaboko) . I was there ten years ago strolling and listening to the tunes, feeling comfortable and calm. […]

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 […]