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The method that fused nature, tradition, and modernity highly evaluated

Prof. Ryoji Suzuki, director of Art & Architecture School, won the Award of the Japan Art Academy (Architectural Section)

Prof. Ryoji Suzuki, director of Art & Architecture School, Waseda University, received "the 64th Award of the Japan Art Academy in 2007" for his outstanding artwork. He designed the facilities of the shrine zone of the Kompira Shrine in Kotohira-cho, Kagawa Prefecture.

The title of the artwork is "Kompira Shrine Project," which was completed in May 2004. Inside the precincts of "Kompira Shrine," which has been worshiped since ancient days under the popular name of "Kompirasan," he expanded the existing horizontal grounds, such as the shrine zone, while retaining old buildings, including the main building, Mihotsuhime Shrine, and Enmado, and the surrounding scenery. He newly constructed Jyuyosho (shop of talismans, etc.), Syamusho (clerical office of the shrine), Saikan (priest's preparation room) (inside Ryokutaiden), combining the Japanese traditional wooden structure and the iron structure based on the welding technology. The design approach that fused nature, tradition, and modernity was highly evaluated.

Prof. Suzuki commented in delight, "I would be glad if this award would contribute to the traditional fine arts developed in Waseda University, and I sincerely hope that this will be realized."

The award ceremony will be held at The Japan Art Academy Hall in Ueno, Tokyo in June 2.