Study at TCU


Official Title Professor
Affiliation Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Profile My research subject is "architecture". "Architecture" has various functions and meanings. It is not only a device for maintaining people's lives, but also a representation of thought and culture. I would like to consider architecture as an art from an engineering point of view. By looking at architecture, we hope that people will become more attached to where they live.
Architecture with engraved memories is history like a book tells. And it also affects people's memory. I would like to think about architecture and memory as well as various problems related to the remains of the earthquake that occurred after the Great East Japan Earthquake.I am conducting research and conservation activities centered on architecture built in the 1920s and 30s. In particular, he worked on architects Chikatada Kurata, Bunzo Yamaguchi, and modern Sukiya, and his house, Kimura Kimura's house, and tea room. We also conduct surveys to designate modern architecture as important cultural goods and supervise exhibitions.
Research Field(Keyword & Summary)
  1. (1)History of Modern Architecture

    This study focuses on Japanese architecture,especially during the two wars.I am researching how japanese architecture has changes due to the influence of Europe and the United States.I am paying attention to the architects,Chikatada Kurata and Bunzo Yamaguchi,who went to study abroad and inspect Europe.

  2. (2)About the process of establishing a modern Tea room

    In Japan,there are classical tea rooms and modern tea rooms since the Meiji era. The modern tea room has undergone various modifications to suit the new ear. I am trying to draw conclusions on the subject by studying the Ogi Rodou,which designed the modern tea room.

Representative Papers
  1. 1.Dedicated to the Memory of Professor Takashi Hasegawa, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Japan,No.76 March 2021
  2. 2.Exihibition review,Not ufgent,but what we need -100 Years of BUNRIHA: Can Architecture Be Art? Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art News letter,vol.513,April 2021
  3. 3. House Design of Chikatada Kurata(1):The Construction Process and the History of Former Yonekawa House,Journal of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo City University Vol.13,March 2020
  4. 4.A Study on the Preservation and Usage of Historic Structures:A Case of the Former Echizenya Amayashouten Building,Journal of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo City University Vol.10, March 2017
  5. 5.About the life of Ogi Rodou -Focusing on the process from moving to Tokyo to the establishment of Ogi Architects,Journal of Japanese Society for Studies of CHANOYU,September 2017
  6. 6.A Study on the Tea Ceremony House,"Hisashian", at the Former Yokoi Yau Residence in Odawara,Kanagawa,Journal of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo City University Vol.9, March 2016
  7. 7.A Survey of the Akira Ifikube Residence in Oyamadai,Tokyo,Journal of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo City University Vol.8, March 2015
  8. 8.A Study on the Life and Works of Ohgi Rodou(1),Journal of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo City University Vol.7, March 2014
  9. 9.Architect Tachihara Michizou -Tokyo Story,Tokyo Society of Architecture & Building Engineers,Jannuary,2012
  10. 10.Birth of Counterbalancing Forces, Journal of Architecture and Building Science,vol.126,Febrary,2011
Award 62nd National Catalog Exhibition :Minister of Economy,Trade and Indurtry Award , Gold Award
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Support: Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Research Grants/Projects including subsidies, donations, grants, etc.
Recruitment of research assistant(s) Yes(1peple)
Affiliated academic society (Membership type) (1)AIJ(member) (2)The Japan Art History Society(member) (3)Society of Architectural Historians of Japan(member) (4)Japanese Society for Studies of CHANOYU (member)
Education Field (Undergraduate level) History and Theory of Visual Arts, Design, Architecture
Education Field (Graduate level) History and Theory of Visual Arts, Design, Architecture Theory of Architecture preservation and utilization