Parallel Nippon in Ashgabat


Elvira Kadyrova

On 1 October, Saturday opening ceremony of photo exhibition “Parallel Nippon”took place at the Museum of Fine arts in Ashgabat. It is organized by Japanese embassy and cosponsored by Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan.

The exhibition “Parallel Nippon”, arranged in cooperation with the Architectural Institute of Japan, focuses on Japanese architecture of 1996-2006.

It is aimed at conveying accurate picture of Japan’s architectural profession in those ten years, during which it generated new forms of value through fine-tuned designs adapted to the evolving demands of the times.

The exhibition will wrap up on 14 October.

For the first time “Parallel Nippon” opened in Tokyo in 2006. After Tokyo, the exhibition has been touring other countries for last 10 years.

In 2016, the exhibition has been already hosted by Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dominican Republic, Columbia, Paraguay, and Nicaragua.

1Sendai Mediatheque, Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects – Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Japan 2000 – Photo: Nakasa& Partners Inc

2Tokyo National Museum, The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures, Taniguchi and Associates – Taitou, Tokyo, Japan 1999 – Photo: Toshiharu Kitajima

321st Century Museum of Contemporary  Art, Kanazawa KazuyoSejima + RyueNishizawa/SANAA – Kanazawa Ishikawa Pref., Japan 2004., photo: SANAA


Hiroaki Ohtani Layer House 2003.


Prada Boutique Aoyama Designed by Herzog & de Meuron associated with Takenaka Corporation Design Section, Photo by Nakasa&PartnersInc