|Gouache doro-e de la collection Yanagi, |
présentée dans la revue Kōgei, 1937. Mingeikan, Tōkyō.
Mesological life in 1928
Associate professor (philosophy)
Research Institute for Humanity & Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan
In 1928, there were 3 epoch making events related to Mesology in Japan.
First of all, Japanese philosopher, Tetsuro Watsuji, started the lecture on Mesology from a philosophical viewpoint at the first time in this year, focusing on the Japanese word Fudo (milieu) and investigating the various phenomena of interactions between human cultures and natural environments. This lecture was published under the title, Fudo, afterwards.
Secondly, Koji Fujii, who was the first environmental engineer on architecture in Japan, published his main work, Residence in Japan, and built his own house of modern-ecological style, assimilating its construction to the climate and nature in Japan. This house was named Chochikkyo, which literally means the residence listening to the sound of bamboo.