Special ExhibitionTerunobu Fujimori: Architecture with Nature, and “ROJO”


Terunobu Fujimori, who was born in 1946, lived in Chino City, Nagano Prefecture until he graduated from high school. After graduating from Tohoku University, he entered the University of Tokyo graduate school. After making a great achievement as the leading expert in modern history of architecture and history of cities, Fujimori, at the age of 44, made his debut as an architect designing Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum in Chino City, Nagano in 1991. Since then, he has been producing more than forty original creative architectural works in about 25 years.
A house with dandelions and leeks growing on the roof and a teahouse with pillars of unpeeled timber which looks like a birdhouse: ―the Fujimori’s work is known as extremely ingenious architecture that shows us both originality that exceeds conventional architectural ideas and nostalgia reminiscent of the distant past.
In this exhibition, conforming to the themes of ‘how natural materials can be adopted to contemporary architecture’ and ‘how plants can be incorporated into architecture,’ which Fujimori has been tackling in order to regain the relationship between architecture and nature, we introduce architect Terunobu Fujimori’s works through his representative architecture with sketches, models and photographs, as well as sample materials used for roofs, walls, plastering, etc. and furniture in his architecture.

Exhibition flyer(PDF:700KB)

Date September 29 – December 3, 2017
Hours 10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Closed Mondays(except October 9) and October 10.
Admission Adults 1,030 (820) yen, University students 720 (620) yen,
High school students and seniors [65 and over] 510 (410) yen
*Figures in parentheses: Advance purchase and groups of 30 or more
*Junior high school students and younger: Free admission
*November 3 (Culture Day): Free admission
Organized by Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, The Chugoku Shimbun
Special sponsor Taneya Co., Ltd.
Sponsored by Tajimi Kasahara Tile Museum Foundation, Tatsuo Akimura
In cooperation with Eisei-Bunko Museum, Foundation d’entreprise Hermès,
General Hardware, K.K., Uedaryu-Wafuudou Foundation Inc.,
Shinshō-ji, Mosaic Tile Museum, Tajimi, Chino City Museum of Art , Kaijima lab, University of Tsukuba, Office Hosokawa, Lamune Onsen,
ROJO Society, Dobun-sha
Under the auspices of Hiroshima Prefecture, Hiroshima Municipal Board of Education,
Hiroshima FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.,
Onomichi FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
In collaboration with Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery

Documentary photograph of the inauguration of “ROJO Society” (Street Observation Society), 1986
Photo:Akihito Iimura

Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum 1991 Photo: Akihisa Masuda

Takasugi-an 2004
Photo: Akihisa Masuda

Mosaic Tile Museum, Tajimi 2016 Photo: Akihisa Masuda