Tange Kenzo 1938-1970: From the Pre-war Period to the Olympic Games and World Expo

National Archives of Modern Architecture

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National Archives of Modern Architecture (NAMA) is pleased to present “Tange Kenzo 1938-1970: From the Pre-war Period to the Olympic Games and World Expo” as its summer special exhibition. 2021 is the year of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Looking back, architect Tange Kenzo played a leading role in realizing both the Tokyo Olympic Games in 1964 and the Osaka World Expo in 1970. At National Archives of Modern Architecture, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan, we have made use of our research findings on architectural materials related to Tange Kenzo from the past three years (2014-2016) and have organized this exhibition tracing his career from his graduation thesis to the Tokyo Olympics and the Osaka Expo. In this exhibition, we will retrace and explore the first half of Tange’s life through architectural materials for his national projects such as Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Yoyogi National Gymnasium, as well as for other projects including an addition to his own house and structural studies that have not been presented before.

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Schedule

from July 21, 2021 to October 10, 2021

Artist(s)

Kenzo Tange

Fee

Free Admission. Entrance to the Garden: Adults ¥400, Seniors 65 & Over ¥200.

Venue Hours

From 10:00 To 16:30

Access

Address: 4-6-15 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8553
Phone: 03-3812-3401 Fax: 03-3812-3407

3 minute walk from exit 1 at Yushima Station on the Chiyoda line, 10 minute walk from exit A3 at Ueno-hirokoji Station on the Ginza line, 10 minute walk from exit A3 at Ueno-okachimachi Station on the Toei Oedo line.

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