Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
March 1: Bass Library reopened; Sterling and Bass resume evening and weekend hours. Yale Library COVID-19 updates.

Japan Studies: Arch3265a Destruction, Continuation, and Creation: Architecture and Urbanism of Modern Japan

terms for searching

           J-E / E-J dictionary 


Name of notable Japanese Architects 

安藤忠雄 = Andō, Tadao

芦原義信= Ashinara, Yoshinobu

遠藤 新 = Endō, Arata

藤森照信= Fujimori, Terunobu

藤本壮介= Fujimoto, Sou

原広司= Hara, Kōji

原浩司= Hara, Hiroshi

堀口 捨己 = Horiguchi, Sutemi

磯崎新= Isozaki, Arata

伊藤忠太= Itō, Chūta

伊東豊雄= Itō, Toyoo

出江寛 = Izue, Hiroshi/Kan

菊竹清訓 = Kikutake, Kiyonori

吉良森子= Kira, Moriko

隈研吾= Kuma, Kengo

久溜正道= Kuru, Masamichi

黒川紀章= Kurokawa, Kishō

槇文彦 = Maki, Fumihiko

前川國男= Maekawa, Kunio

村野藤吾 = Murano, Tōgo

野口勇 = イサム・ノグチ = Noguchi, Isamu

坂倉準三 = Sakakura, Junzō

佐野利器 = Sano, Toshiaki/Toshikata

重森三玲 = Shigemori, Mirei

篠原一男 = Shinohara, Kazuo

白井晟一 = Shirai, Seiichi

清家清 = Seike, Kiyoshi

妹島和世= Sejima, Kazuyo

高松伸 = Takamatsu, Shin    

武田五一= Takeda, Goichi

谷口吉郎= Taniguchi, Yoshirō

谷口吉生= Taniguchi, Yoshio

丹下健三= Tange, Kenzō

辰野金吾= Tatsuno, Kingo

土浦亀城= Tsuchiura, Kameki

塚本由晴= Tsukamoto, Yoshiharu

上田篤= Ueda, Atsushi

内田 祥三= Uchida, Shōzō/Yoshikazu

山田守= Yamada, Mamoru

横河民輔= Yokokawa, Tamisuke


データ番号 = Data No.

作品名称 = Work Name/Work Title

建物用途 = Building Applications

建物所在 = Building Location

掲載誌 = Publication/Posted on

掲載年月 = Publication Date

設計者 = Designer/Architect

施工者 = Builder/Construction

竣工年月 = Completion Date

着工年月 = Construction Date

構造 = Structure

地上階数 = (Above) ground Floor

地下階数 = Underground Floor

能力 = Capacity/Ability

敷地面積 = Site Area

建築面積 = Building Area

延床面積 = Total Floor Area

外装 = Exterior

特徴 = Feature

備考= Remark

Research steps

References (dictionaries & encyclopedia, etc)

Journal article index & full text journals

Books and Dissertations

Discover books related to your topic, using simple terms like "Architecture, Domestic--Japan" and "Metabolism in architecture (Movement)" as subject browse in Orbis and WorldCat (FirstSearch)



Other resources for specific interests

Scenic Memento of Japan by the National Diet Library

Includes images of scenes from the 17th to the beginning of the 20th century Japan (linked together by region, period, and selected topics).

Vienna International Exposition

The digital recreation of The Vienna International Exposition (held in the capital of Austria in 1873), the 1st international exposition in which the Japanese government officially participated.


Haruko Nakamura's picture
Haruko Nakamura
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street, New Haven, CT
Room 213A

Useful books in the library

Contemporary Japanese architects: profiles in design

Introductions of Japanese architects including Tange Kenzó, Kurokawa Kishō , Isozaki Arata, Andō Tadao, Itō Toyoo, Sakamoto Kazunari, Fujimori Terunobu, Iijima Naoki, Sanaa, Sejima Kazuyo, Nishizawa Ryūe. Kuma Kengo, Atelier Bow-Wow. Abe Hitoshi. Tezuka Architects, Endō Shūei, Fujimoto Sou, Ishigami Jun'ya

Matter in the floating world conversations with leading Japanese architects and designers

Interviews of Takaharu Tezuka, Kengo Kuma, Yasuhiro Yamashita, Oki Sato, Shigeru Ban, Kenya Hara, Kazuyo Sejima, Tadao Ando, Eriko Horiki, Terunobu Fujimori, Jun Aoki, Hitoshi Abe, Shuhei Endo, Reiko Sudo, Sachiko Kodama, Toyo Ito, Makoto Sei Watanabe, Akira Wakita, Tokujin Yoshioka, Masayo Ave.

Reinventing Tokyo: Japan's largest city in the artistic imagination

A Guide to Japanese architecture

436 small photographs of building with name of architects, locations, building area, total floor area. Featured buildings are mostly from 1960s to 1980s. Additional 40 historical temples, shrines and gardens, etc are also featured with descriptive text. Buildings are divided by prefectures as well as indexed by architects and functions of buildings. English.

Biographical dictionary of Japanese art / supervising editor, Yutaka Tazawa.

Under the categories of painting, prints, calligraphy, photography, graphic design, sculpture, tea ceremony, architecture, gardens, ceramics, swords, metalwork and textiles, over 800 Japanese art figures from Nara period to the end of 1970s are introduced.  This book may be useful finding someone who is not very famous in the field.  Although mainly Japanese books, the bibliographies of artists are listed at the end of book. 

Great Modern Architecture in Japan = Nippon no modanizumu kenchiku 100
日本のモダニズム建築100 An special issue of Brutus CASA.

Showa Style: Saihen Kenchiku Shashin Bunko.
Showa Style: 再編 建築写真文庫

Urban Architecture in Meiji: A Visual Anthology.

Forgone days of the Imperial Capital, Tokyo: Towns and Dwellings, Taisho and Showa Eras.

---- In Japanese without English captions ----

Nagano Shigeichi shashinshū, Tōkyō 1950-nendai
Photographs of Tokyo in 1950s

Photographs of Architecture in Meiji and Taisho Periods (明治大正昭和建築写真聚覧)

Total of 359 photographs of Japanese representative architectures in Meiji, Taisho and Showa period with information for Building name, architect, location, completion date. There is also online version of festered architectures in Meiji and Taisho period.

Kenchiku Showa Shi
建築昭和史 (History of architechure in Showa)

Meiji Taisho Showa Tōkyo shashin daishusei
明治・大正・昭和東京写真大集成 / 石黒敬章編・解說. (Photo collections of Tokyo in Meiji, Taisho and Showa)

Shashinshu, Kanto Daishinsai (Photo album: Kanto earthquake);
写真集, 関東大震災 / 北原糸子編.

useful guides