New stars swept over the Japanese architectural world: the Bunriha, the first architectural movement in Japan. In 1920, classmates of the Department of Architecture of Tokyo Imperial University, Kikuji Ishimoto, Mayumi Takizawa, Sutemi Horiguchi, Keiichi Morita, Shigeru Yada, and Mamoru Yamada formed the group before their graduation. With Shuichiro Ouchi, Chikatada Kurata, and Bunzo Yamaguchi later joining, the group was active in exhibiting and publishing their works until 1928.
The year 2020 marks 100 years since its formation. Following the trajectory of the young architects, the exhibition includes related artworks along with drawings, models, photographs, and videos. The exhibition reveals the role the group played in history by examining the “art” in architecture they pursued. The exhibition casts new light to reveal the role the group played in the history of contemporary Japanese architecture.
* Some parts of the exhibition will be changed during this period. The exhibition is divided into two versions: first, October 10 – November 10; second, November 12 – December 15.