About the Exhibition
TOTO GALLERY・MA is pleased to present "Hideyuki Nakayama: , and then" at the TOTO Museum (Kitakyushu, Fukuoka). This is a traveling exhibition of architect Hideyuki Nakayama's well-received show ", and then".

Nakayama's architecture, created based on his originality and keen sensitivity, is attracting much attention. This exhibition features various films to convey aspects of his architecture that cannot be communicated through architectural models and drawings, including his finely tuned senses and thoughts, beauty and qualities of his works, and how they continue to evolve with the flow of time.

The gallery turns into a small cinema complex showing six short films specially shot for this exhibition by six movie directors. On the "islands" serving as lobbies for respective cinema theaters, images of the film making process, drawings and models of architectures shown in the films are on display.

How is each architecture used by its occupants after completion? And how does life unfold there? Nakayama thinks that the state of architecture after completion ––or ", and then" what happens–– is important, although it is something architects do not see. Each of the short films reveals how time flows in the architecture and its surrounding context.
We would like to take this opportunity to present Hideyuki Nakayama's "ideas" and "experiments" reflecting his unique viewpoint of objectively observing each architecture he has created.

Images from the Exhibition
Images for Media Use
[film1.] Curves and Chords (completed in 2017)
© Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture
Director: Shiita Happo, Music: Kazutaka Monden
[film2.] mitosaya Botanical Distillery (completed in 2018)
©Go Itami
Cameraman: Hiroshi Eguchi Organizer: Masashi Kawamura
[film3.] O house (completed in 2009)
©Eizo Okada
Director: Eizo Okada, Kukangendai Music: Kukangendai
[film4.] House and a Road (completed in 2013)
©Sein Sakaguchi
Director: Sein Sakaguchi Music: Sein Sakaguchi, Junko Nakayama
[film5.] 2004 (completed in 2006)
©Mitsuo Okamoto
Directors: YU SORA, Animation: YU SORA, Photos: Mitsuo Okamoto, Music: Wataru Shoji
[film 6.]Paper Stone (completed in 2019)
©Hideyuki Nakayama Architecture
Director: Tetsu Umehara, Taichi Sunayama, Music: Tetsu Umehara
Exhibition Information
TOTO GALLERY・MA Traveling Exhibition in Kitakyushu
Hideyuki Nakayama: , and then
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – Sunday, March 7, 2121
Mondays and New Year holidays
2-1-1 Nakashima, Kokurakita, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan 802-8601
TEL=+81-(0)93-951-2534 URL=
* Please follow the regulation of TOTO Museum for COVID-19.
[Bus] Take bus 21, 22, or 43 from Platform 1 or bus 25 from Platform 2 at the Kokura Station Bus Center to the Kibunecho Bus Stop (approx. 15 min.).
[Kitakyushu Monorail] Exit from the south side of Kawaraguchi Mihagino Station and walk towards Itozu along National Route 3 (approx. 10 min.).
TOTO GALLERY·MA Planning and Management Committee
Special Advisor: Tadao Ando
Members: Kazuyo Sejima, Manabu Chiba, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Erwin Viray
Architectural Institute of Japan Kyushu Branch; Japan Institute of Architects Kyushu Branch; Fukuoka Association of Architects & Building Engineers; Fukuoka Architect Office Association
Taichi Sunayama; studio arche; TAKEO Co., Ltd.; SHOEI INC.
Related Books
Author: Hideyuki Nakayama