Kisho Kurokawa

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Birthday
8, 1934
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Oct 12, 2007 (73)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
8, 1934
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Oct 12, 2007 (73)

About

One of the architects who founded the avant-garde Metabolist Movement; he advocated sustainable, eco-friendly architecture.

Before Fame

He earned his Bachelor's from Kyoto University in 1957, then he received his Master's degree from the University of Tokyo in 1959; he started pursuing a doctorate of philosophy but never finished it.

Trivia

He ran for governor of Tokyo.

Family Life

He had two children--potter Kako Matsuura and photographer Mikio--with his first wife. He then married actress Ayako Wakao.

Associated With

He and astronaut Naoko Yamazaki both attended the University of Tokyo.