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Countries: Japan 21-29 / 29

Trip between Zen and Chaos /04/1998

Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kyoto...

Besides the classical Japan, we visit the highlights of the Japanese postwar modernism and is mainly the current architecture very well represented in Tokyio, Kyoto, Kobe, Himeji, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Yatsushiro, Osaka and Nara.

Lecture Japan by Koen Van Singel

't Leerhuys, Brugge

More than thousand years ago the Japanese took over the grid structure of the Chinese capital. Unlike more modern grid cities such as Barcelona, the Kyoto checkerboard was filled with ‘tatami-modulated’ architecture.

Lecture Japan by Hera Van Sande

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Tokyo is changing with the regularity of a clock, a metropolis where seemingly chaos reigns, a place where several streams of energy, people and light constitute the city.

Lecture Japan by Hera Van Sande

't Leerhuys, Brugge

In search for the ancient Japan, looking for the sense of beauty within the subtle play of light and shadow, in values that helped to determine the Japanese spatial development.

Lecture by Riichi Mijake (JP)

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Evolution of the Japanese architecture scene from metabolism to the present. The current work of the mature generation.

Lecture Japan by Jan Bruggemans

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Jan Bruggemans outlines a typical evolution for Japan related among other things with the issue of earthquakes and economy. The work of Toyo Ito has been a catalyst in this evolution.

Visit Brussels


The Horta Buildings Hotel Solvay, Hotel van Eetvelde and the magazins Waucquez are recently renovated. Hence a onedaytrip to these architectural gems.

Lecture by Guy Laurant

't Leerhuys, Brugge

The Japanese garden is a concrete and accurate representation of the fundamental relationship between Man and Nature. The garden is a feast for the eyes. The eye perceives and recognizes certain signs.