Impossible to heat and often without modern amenities, minka (traditional Japanese folk dwellings) are quickly disappearing from the countryside. Professional antiquarian and architectural designer Yoshihiro Takishita converted and adapted 30 such minka into unique homes suitable for modern living, rescuing the dignified historical structures from disrepair or destruction. The author of Japanese Country Style: Putting New Life Into Old Houses, he speaks about his inspirations and experiences rebuilding and renovating minka in Japan and abroad.
Followed by a reception and booksigning.
Japan Forum is made possible with generous support from The Starr Foundation.
Tickets: $10, Japan Society members & seniors $8, students $5.
- October 31, 2002
- 6:30 pm