Kazuyo Sejima Suimei
“It can be said that Hama-rikyu is a garden that coexists with water. I thought about adding water into that scenery, to depict modern society. The winding stream looks as if it is still when viewed from a distance. But when you look at it closely, you realize that it is flowing quietly. This slowly flowing water represents the connection between the past, present and future.” (Kazuyo Sejima)
HOW TO VISIT
Venue: Hama-rikyu Gardens (Site of Enryo-kan)
Hama rikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo from 〈Otemon Entrance〉 of Hama-rikyu Gardens
Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)
Note: Entry fee for Hama-rikyu Gardens is required. For details on how to enter the garden, please visit the Hama-rikyu Gardens offcial website. (Advance reservation may be required to enter the garden.)
Note: There is no dedicated parking lot. Please refrain from coming to the venues by car as parking is limited in the neighborhood.
Do not touch the pavilion.
Do not enter the lawn surrounded by roping.
Please try not to stay too long to obstruct the passage of other visitors.
Hama-rikyu Gardens are stated as a National Special Place of Scenic Beauty as well as a Special Historic Site. Please follow the rules set by the garden.
Pets are not allowed in the garden (except for service dogs).
Hama-rikyu Gardens are no-smoking site. There are no smoking areas.
Born in 1956. She got her master’s degree from Japan Women’s University. She established Kazuyo Sejima & Associates in 1987 and SANAA with Ryue Nishijima in 1995. She often uses acrylic and metal materials and makes space and people connecting loosely. Their representative works are 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Le Louvre-Lens, The Sumida Hokusai Museum (as Kazuyo Sejima & Associates) and her latest work Department of Art Science at Osaka University of Arts (as Kazuyo Sejima & Associates). In 2010, she was appointed director of architecture sector for the Venice Biennale as the first Japanese and female director. SANAA got many prizes including the AIJ Prize, the Golden Lion for the most remarkable work at the 12th Venice Biennale in 2004, the Pritzker Prize in 2010, and Sejima got Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2016.