The Story of Sanrizuka Church and Junzo Yoshimura”

Gallery A4

poster for The Story of Sanrizuka Church and Junzo Yoshimura”

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Positioned in the Shibayama district of Sanrizuka, Narita, the Sanrizuka Church (1954) is a key example of architect Junzo Yoshimura’s early work, and while it was caught in the Sanrizuka Protest Movement from the 1960’s, it is has historic significance in itself. A christian devotee Issaku Tomura initiated the building of this church with donations gathered from the poor local farming community, and working with very limited resources Yoshimura did his best to create a spiritually rich space suitable for prayer. This church was to become a gathering space for the local community, functioning very much like a living room and after 60 years it is still a space of atmosphere and reflection. This exhibition takes an overview of this work of Junzo Yoshimura,
while also considering the important responsibility of architects after the war in rebuilding a better Japan.

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Date: 20th December(Fri) 18:00-20:00
Speaker: Hiroshi Matsukuma (architect, professor of Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Panelist: Akiko Shimojyu (author, former NHK announcer), Hiroshi Matsukuma
Capacity: 30 participants
*For further details please refer to the venue’s website



from November 01, 2013 to January 23, 2014
Open only on Saturdays through 2013. Closed between 27th December-5th Janurary, until 17:00 on the final day



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