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Introducing author, business person, long time Japan-resident and cultural pioneer, Amy Katoh When I first arrived here in 1971, many traditional skills and crafts had already been lost. It seemed that most Japanese simply did not appreciate the genius of their own culture. Since then, I have been watching a turnaround in awareness. Amy Katoh, a cultural pioneer in Tokyo since her arrival in the 1960s, has written four books (the...

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Church of Light by Ando Tadao: Comments by Architect Charles Bernstein, AIA
Feb02

Church of Light by Ando Tadao: Comments by Architect Charles Bernstein, AIA

Charles Bernstein, A.I.A. This poetically designed church was completed in 1995 on a low budget, and won Ando the Pritzker Award. The relatively small structure is located in a suburb of Osaka. Like most of Ando's work, the building materials consist of glass, steel and of course, poured-in-place concrete. In addition to evocatively placed windows and irregular angles, the most striking feature is a cruciform window cut into one...

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