poster for City is Nature

Ends in 61 days

Now being used as a common word after been used as a slogan for environmental and human rights issues, the word “Symbiosis” was originally used in the field of Biology. This word “Symbiosis” became widely known has a lot to due from architect, Kisho Kurokawa, who has been putting forward the “The Philosophy of Symbiosis” since the 1970s. Being trained by Fumihiko Maki who was part of a project that originated in Japan called “Metabolism” with Kurokawa, Norihiko Dan who is active in both Japan and abroad will curate this exhibition.

Dan was inaugurated as the master architect who proposes the future and the natural environment of Karuizawa since 2020; with the architecture being pointed out as the “Symbiosis with nature” as its characteristic. For this exhibition, in addition to works and image data related to Dan’s “Symbiosis”, Eiji Okubo who has been collaborating with Dan in various projects as an artist will exhibit his newest installation. Moreover, in the section titled “Symbiotic Society”, Takao Tsutsumi(director of Sezon Museum of Modern Art) will be in-charge of the curation alongside with book artist Yasutomo Ota and Dan Isomura, who faces social issues with his own viewpoint being introduced. Through artworks, related materials, and various exhibitions, the “Symbiosis” of the Japanese nature-perspective and the cityscape interpreted by Norihiko Dan will be attempted.



from July 26, 2020 to November 23, 2020


Adults ¥1500, University and High School Students ¥1000, Elementary and Junior High School Students ¥500

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 18:00
Closed on Thursdays
Note:Until 17:00 throughout November. Open on public holiday Thursday. Closed in between exhibitions. Open throughout August.


Address: 2140 Serigasawa, Nagakura, Karuizawamachi, Kitasaku, Nagano 389-011
Phone: 0267-46-2020 Fax: 0267-46-2021

10 minutes by taxi from Naka-karuizawa Station; From JR Karuizawa Station or Naka-karuizawa Station on the Shinano Railway, take the bus towards to Kusatsu Onsen and get off at Karuizawa Sengataki Onsen. The venue is 7 minute walk from there.

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