Naoshima Elementary school which was designed by architect Kazuhiro Ishii is on TV CM of ORANGINA. On Naoshima, an island located in the Seto Inland Sea, works by architects such as Kazuhiro Ishii, Tadao Ando, SANAA, Hiroshi Sambuichi, and Sou Fujimoto, who are active both in Japan and abroad, come in harmony with the island’s landscapes and have been attracting attention from around the world. Although Naoshima is small (it has a population 3,100 and a circumference of 16km), it has since 1970 attracted a host of internationally-active architects who have created 20 buildings for the island. (Benesse Art Site Naoshima)
Itsukushima Shrine (Hiroshima) – Believed to be the boundary between the spirit and human worlds, the Otorii’s vermilion color is said to keep evil spirits away. It’s possible to walk to it on the sand bar during low tide and enjoy the view of Mount Misen behind the gate. At high tide, the 16-meter-high Torii appears to float on the water.
Itsukushima Shrine, 1-1 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan.
We went to Sensuijima island and Tomonoura port, Fukuyama city, Hiroshima pref., Japan to find and take photos of stone monument for the magazine “Setouchi kurashi”. Please check archaeologist Mr. Norimatsu’s article of the magazine on next spring 2016.
I went to Hiroshima Municipal Motomachi high-rise apartment. This is a collective housing made in order to eliminate the slum that was called “Atomic bomb Slam”. This architecture has been election of the DOCOMOMO JAPAN 2013. Architect Masato Otaka who designed Sakaide population land has designed this housing complex.