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Antonin Raymond Summer House Exhibition – Karuizawa Summer House (former Antonin Raymond’s Karuizawa villa) open to the public

The summer house has been under construction for 90 years.
It was designed by Antonin Raymond as his own villa and studio,
Over the years, many things have happened. Ownership changed many times,
Their uses changed, their locations even changed, and sometimes their very existence was forgotten.
This year marks a major milestone for the summer house, with an introduction to its history and structure,
Visitors will see a pioneering example of the building’s original wooden modernism, which is different from the museum’s usual appearance.

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Saturday, October 7, 2023, 13:00 – 15:00
Raymond Architecture “Before and After the War” Tour

This is a rare opportunity to see both the prewar summer house and the new studio built after the war.
There will be movement during the event.
Guide: Koichi Kitazawa (Kitazawa Architects & Engineers)
Venue: Summer House and new studio
Fee: 3,000 yen (including park and museum entrance fees)
Capacity: 15 people Reservations required

Sunday, October 22, 2023, 13:00 – 14:00
Terunobu Fujimori talks about “Summer House
He will talk about the summer house as seen by an architectural historian. The structure of the summer house and wooden modernism in an easy-to-understand manner.
We will explain.
Lecturer: Terunobu Fujimori, architect and architectural historian
Venue: Summer House
Entry fee: 2,500 yen (including park and museum entrance fees)
Capacity: 40 people Reservations required

Sunday, October 29, 2023, 13:00 – 14:00
Raymond Architecture in the History of Karuizawa Villas
The “summer resort” synonymous with Karuizawa continues to this day, along with the villa culture.
We will explain its progress and Raymond’s involvement.
Lecturer: Seizo Uchida (Specially Appointed Professor, Faculty of Architecture, Kanagawa University)
Venue: Summer House
Entry fee: 2,500 yen (including park and museum entrance fees)
Capacity: 40 people Reservations required

To register for each event, please contact Karuizawa Tagliassen 0267-46-6161 for reservations for each event.


Date & Time Saturday, September 23 - Thursday, November 23, 2023 9:00 - 17:00
Location Antonin Raymond Summer House
Charge Adults 300 yen, elementary and junior high school students 100 yen (admission fee to Karuizawa Tagliassen 800 yen / 400 yen not included)
Contact us 0267-46-6161
Remarks From Saturday, September 23 to Thursday, November 23, 2023, Peine's exhibition will be held on the second floor of the former Asabuki Villa "Soribatoso".

Cooperation: Raymond Design Office Inc., Kitazawa Architects & Engineers, Suzuki Toshihiko Laboratory, School of Architecture, Kogakuin University, Makoto Murata, Hiroaki Kinoshita
Supported by: Karuizawa Town Board of Education

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