Kagawa Prefectural Government Office East Building

This government office in Takamatsu City Kagawa is considered an excellent example of modernist architecture and was completed in 1958. It was designed by Kenzo Tange (1913–2005), the first Japanese architect to win the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honor. The design of the eight-story concrete office combines traditional Japanese architecture and modernism. The lobby features a ceramic tile mural by Genichiro Inokuma (1902–1993), a painter from Kagawa Prefecture. In 2021, it was the only Japanese building to be selected as one of The 25 Most Significant Works of Postwar Architecture in a special feature of The New York Times Style Magazine.

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  • Address
    4-1-10 Ban-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa

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