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Glossary

We have included this glossary for reference, you are not expected to remember all the new terms. You can refer to the glossary throughout the course by returning to this …

Summary of the course

Thank you for spending two weeks of your time with us. The educator team — Niikura, Kirishima, and Watanabe — would like to present their final message. Please watch the …

Rules and regulations in using Ex-Noguchi Room

We have looked so far at examples of restoration and periodic maintenance of the Ex-Noguchi Room. This Step explains, through a video, the precautions for people using the room. Let’s …

Utilization of cultural properties

Now we will present specific examples of using cultural properties. The value of cultural properties has no purpose if the properties are simply preserved, stored, and not seen by anyone. …

Why This Relocation Happened?

It was impossible to keep the Noguchi Room how it was, and it was relocated in 2003. Niikura interviewed Professor Watanabe about this relocation debacle. Please watch the video. (Note) …

Summary of Week1

What did you think of Week 1? Please describe your impressions in the Comments section. Communicating and raising awareness of value is essential for preserving cultural properties. To that end, …

What the Ex-Noguchi Room tells us

What are the differences between the Noguchi Room and the relocated Ex-Noguchi Room? First, let’s go inside the Ex-Noguchi Room. It’s located on the third floor of today’s South Building …

Architecture of the Noguchi Room at Keio University

As a space, the Noguchi Room harmonized a conversation lounge with the surrounding architecture, sculpture, and gardens. Here we’ll consider the room’s characteristics, while exploring the ideas of Noguchi, the …

Noguchi Room at Keio University

Now let’s focus on cultural properties at Keio University. First, in this video, let’s look at the situation on the Mita campus, including the “Ex-Noguchi Room” that is the theme …

Course overview

Welcome to the course In our first video, we’ll look at the cultural properties that dot the Mita Campus of Keio University, and at the Ex-Noguchi Room, the university facility …

Week2 Reflection

It’s not easy to simultaneously preserve and utilize cultural properties. Approaches must be developed that suit the characteristics of artworks and the environment where they are placed. In Week 2, …

Architecture Open Day at the campus

In this Step, we present an architecture tour event on the Mita Campus of Keio University. By lengthening the participation time frame and using innovative handouts, we strive for an …