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Japanese Aesthetics: Wabi Sabi and The Chashitsu

Connor Busch Overview The intention of this exhibition is to explore Japanese ideals about aesthetics through the appearance of Wabi…

Portals and Paths in Japanese Religious Architecture

Exhibit Overview The exhibition Portals and Path in Japanese Religious Architecture examines how religion, sacred places, beliefs influence architecture. This…

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Japan: Reflected in Water Throughout Time

Lucy Buchanan Overview This exhibition looks at works of Japanese art that feature images reflected in water. Each piece uses…

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The Architecture of Japanese Buddhist Temples

Natalie Solari Overview: This exhibition takes a closer look at the main buildings of five Japanese Temple Complexes. Temples are…

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Work and Rest: Living Spaces of Feudal Japan

Work and Rest: Living Spaces of Feudal Japan – Campbell Coughlin Overview Looking at the place where a person lives…

Man-made Nature

One of the most technologically advanced nations in the world, Japan, holds some of the most historic and cultural structures…

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Eliciting Spiritual Transcendence in Contemporary Japanese Architecture

A Virtual Exhibition Curated By : Jake Leone Overview Focusing on the shift from traditional to contemporary religious structures, the…

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Villas and Castles: Purpose Behind Architecture

By: Matt Giuttari and Zach McCrystal Overview We set out to compare and contrast different dwelling’s of Japanese Emperors. Our…

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Stones in Japanese Gardens

Stones are essential building materials and have been widely used. Stones are static and abiotic objects; however, humans can view…

Nikkō Tōshō-gū: A Realm of Peace

Paeten Parker The Nikko Tosho-gu shrine is “home” to the Japanese Tokugawa shogunate who ruled Japan for many years. Tokugawa…

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Ise Shrine

Date: 3rd or 1st century medium: thatched reed and japanese cypress Every 20 years, this building is taken down and…

Phoenix Hall in Boyodo-in

Subject: ArchitectureTitle: Phoenix Hall Temple in BodyoCreation date: 998Author: Martin Falbisoner,Photo Taken: Nov 18 2016 Phoenix Hall is the main…

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Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, “Temple of the Golden Pavilion”)

Temple of Golden Pavilion Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto(5,312 × 2,988 pixels, file size: 4.89 MB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Image Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Golden_pavilion,_Kinkakuji.jpgImage Author: OndranessDate:…

“Furnishing the Modern Metropolitan: Moriya Nobuo’s Designs for Domestic Interiors 1922-1927”

In Furnishing the Modern Metropolitan: Moriya Nobuo’s Designs for Domestic Interiors 1922-1927, author Sarah Teasley introduces Moriya Nobuo; an interior…

Shonan Christ Church
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The Shonan Christ Church

Title of Work : Shonan Christ ChurchArchitects : Takeshi Hosaka ArchitectsClassification : Contemporary Japanese Architecture – Protestant ChurchYear : 2014 Location :…

“Furnishing the Modern Metropolitan”

Teasley, Sarah. “Furnishing the Modern Metropolitan: Moriya Nobuo’s Designs for Domestic Interiors, 1922-1927.” Design issues, vol. 19, MIT Press, 2003.doi:10.1162/074793603322545064. Sarah…

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Nijo Castle

Description: Nijo Castle in Kyoto, JapanDate: October 9 2016Source: Nijo CastleAuthor: David Stanley from Nanaimo, Canada  The image was taken…

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Katsura Imperial Villa in the Spring

Title: Katsura Imperial Villa in the Spring Creator: unknown Medium: architectue and garden Materials: natural landscape Date: 17th century Culture:…

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Nijo Castle

Nijo CastleKyoto, Japan1625 Nijo Castle was designed and built as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa shōguns. The structure is…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title: Katsura Imperial Villa  Author: Tomoaki Ueda Date of Image: Taken on 10 July 2006 Date of Villa Completion: Early 17th…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title of Work : Katsura Imperial Villa (Katsura Rikyu) Category : Japanese Traditional ArchitectureLocation : Kyoto (Along the Katsura River…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title: Katsura3.jpgPhotographer: np&djjewellMedium: image/jpegDimensions: 2,477 × 3,701 pixelsDate: November 25th, 2009Licensing Information: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic  This image depicts an…

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Katsura Villa, Two Bridges

Title: Two Bridges in Katsura VillaPhotographer: Andrew J. BordwinDate: July 15, 2019 Description:This photograph shows a view of two bridges…

Building of Honmaru Palace

Building of Honmaru Palace, Nijō Castle, Kyoto as seen from Fortification Image Label: Honmaru Palace Image Title: Honmaru Palace in…

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Katsura Rikyu

Photographer:KimonBerlinMedium: image/jpegDate: 25 November 2008Dimensions: 3,504 x 2,336 pixels Description:This photo is taken from the inside of the main building in the Katsura…

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Katsura Villa’s Tsuchibashi and Onrin-do

Title: Katsura RikyuPhotographer: KimonBerlinMedium: image/jpegDate: 25 November 2008Dimensions: 3,504 x 2,336 pixelsTaken from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Katsura_Rikyu_(3264703616).jpg Description: This is a photograph of…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title of Work: Katsura Imperial Villa Author Name: Tomoaki UedaLicensing Information: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licenseMedium: image/jpeg Date of Creation: taken on July 10, 2006Dimensions: 1,600 x 1,200 pixelsImage…

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Nijo Castle

Title: Nijo CastleAuthor: Aoye YuanDate: 5 June, 2017 Description:Nijo Castle represents the power of the shogun. It includes the perfection…

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Katsura Rikyu

Title: Katsura RikyuPhotographer: KimonBerlinDate: 25 November 2008Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kimon/3264691732/Licensing: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic Image Description: The main attention of the…

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Katsura Imperial Villa

Title of Work: Katsura Imperial Villa Author Name: Tomoaki UedaLicensing Information: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licenseMedium: image/jpeg Date of Creation: taken…

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Katsura Villa

Title: Katsura Rikyu Author: Kimon Berlin Date: November 25, 2008 Description: The image above is known as Katsura Villa, where…

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Katsura Villa

Title: Katsura6Author: Cyril BeleDate: 26 March 2008 This image shows a part of the villa where guests were entertained from…

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Temple in the Winter

Subject: Landscape  Digital number: Black 060Title: Asa Kusa Temple in Winter Creation date: c1810Material: Ink on paper/ color woodcutSize: 21×23Description: Temple…

Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, CA

Location: Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA Architect: Makoto Hagiwara Built: Initially began in 1894 The Japanese Tea Garden…

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Sōgenchi Garden of Tenryu Ji

Location: Arashiyama, Tokyo Garden Architect: Musō Soseki, Built: 1339 Culture: Kamakura and Muromachi periods(1185–1573) The Tenryū temple, pictured on the…