Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hybridized Architecture of Uchiyama 内山のヒブリド建築

Japan has a long history of borrowing influences from beyond its shores then making it part of its own culture. This process of appropriation often results in hybridized forms with striking contrasts. Architecturally, this can be seen in the Uchiyama … Continue reading

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Tasty Architecture 美味しい建築

Dinner and breakfast are often included in a stay at a ryokan (旅館) or Japanese style inn. At one I stayed in Kujyu, Oita Prefecture (久住大分県), near Mt. Aso (阿蘇山), traditional roof tiles known as kawara (瓦) are the inspiration … Continue reading

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Yamanoren 山暖簾

Any fans of both Japanese early Post-modernism and onsen (温泉) might want to visit Yamanoren (山暖簾) if they are in Northwestern Kyushu. Also known as Sechibaru Onsen (世知原温泉) as it is located in Sechibaru town, Nagasaki-ken (世知原町長崎県), this onsen resort … Continue reading

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