Boasting more than 50,000 books, the massive library at the heart of the Kadokawa Cultural Museum isn’t just for book enthusiasts or curious readers hoping to find a new title.
Designed by famous architects Kengo KumaThis towering, towering site is more of a cultural gathering space than a traditional book collection, where Ryosuke Kosuge, who works as RK, recently recorded a series of new photos.
Just a few months after opening, the Tokyo Regional Library hosted many musical and theatrical performances, with staggered racks and metal walkways serving as the backdrop. Many events – which you can view on Kadokawa’s Instagram photos – have used projection mapping and embedded screens, creating a vivid experience that illuminates a space largely lined with wood with candy-colored lighting.
To admire the multipurpose venue from above, check out this drone tour and find more of RK’s architectural photos of city life on Instagram.
Translator: Nam Vu