Red Brick Building in Fukuoka

Hi there! I’m an official bilingual blogger at Tokyo Architecture Tour Guides Site, SHOWCASE. However I live in Fukuoka, Kyushu and I want to share architectures of Fukuoka area. I often think about what to write for on this blog. And the other day, I went to Tenjin, Fukuoka and took pictures of a historical red brick building. It was built in 1909 and the architecture  stands there for more than 100 years.



I googled the red brick building and found out that it was designed by an architect Kingo Tatsuno and Yasushi Kataoka who also made Tokyo Station and Bank of Japan head office. The style is 19th century British style. It was originally established as  Kyushu branch of Nihon Seimei Inc. (Insurance Company)  in 1909 and in 1963 the building was designated as a national important cultural property. At that timing the building was transferred to Fukuoka city. Now, this building is used as Fukuoka city literature assembly hall.




Whenever I saw this place, I automatically remembered Tokyo Station. No wonder  it was designed by the same person. As a blogger of an architecture site, I thought I need to learn more about architectures. I bought this magazine BRUTUS, which covers Japanese famous architects and their works. It’s a great textbook for somebody who wants to have good knowledge of architecture related issues. I found Kingo Tattsuno on the magazine also.




This world is consisted of works of someone. I, also want to contribute with a good job. I’m a small vessel, but I do hope so from the bottom of my heart. Well, that’s all for today. Have a great day and night. Blessings to you all!



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