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Junzo Sakakura

Junzo Sakakura

Junzo Sakakura, a Japanese architect and collaborator of Le Corbusier in Paris, made the Japanese pavilion at the Universal Exhibition in Paris (1937). He is considered one of the most prominent representatives of the new Japanese architecture and was the author of the Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura.

Sakakura was the president of the most prestigious architects’ Association of Japan with offices in Tokyo and Osaka. In 1966 he built the Youth Center of Osaka and the Municipality of Kanagawa. Almost simultaneously he built the Municipality of Hiraoka and in 1967 the Shinjuko station in Tokyo.