1937 – Keio Gijuku Yochisha Elementary School – Yoshiro Taniguchi

After becoming an Associate Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1932, architect Yoshiro Taniguchi designed the Yochisha Main Building of Kejo School in 1937. A masterpiece of modern architecture from the early Showa period, it remains an important work representative of Taniguchi’s early career. He subsequently led the building of other school buildings and hospital wards and even designed the Monument to the Birthplace of Keio Gijuku, which stands in Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku, where Keio was originally founded. The building is registered as one of the 100 best representatives of modern architecture in Japan. Note: The school is not open to the public, visit only with application possible.


Name: Keio Gijuku Yochisha Elementary School│Type: Education│Architect: Yoshiro Taniguchi│Completed: 1937

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