Kengo Kuma is a renowned Japanese architect who has a broad portfolio of impressive designs, including the likes of Tokyo's Nezu Museum, Sunny Hills Aoyama, and the Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center to name just a few. A special exhibition taking place at the Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum looks at Kuma's designs from a unique perspective - a feline point of view. Concepts like holes, softness, and time are just some of the cat-like approaches that Kuma thinks of when approaching a new architectural piece.
The exhibition will look at 30 of Kuma's architectural works, with explanations of his thought-processes while creating them.
Adult admission to the event is priced at 1300 yen.
The Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum is located a three minute walk from the Dejima tram stop, a five minute walk from the Nagasaki Shinchi Bus Terminal, or a 15 minute walk from the JR Nagasaki Station.
For those who plan to drive to the museum, it's located approximately 5 minutes from the Nagasaki exit on the Nagasaki Expressway. Paid parking is available on-site, and discounts are given to those who attend museum exhibitions, or the museum cafe and shop. Present your parking ticket at the entrance and the staff will validate it for you.
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