The following two different themed exhibitions by Associate Professor Satoshi Yamada of the Department of Architectural and Urban Design, College of Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, and members of the Architectural Informatics Lab. (Yamada Satoshi Lab.), are currently being held.


  • Curriculum development for experiential learning of why cultural properties are important: Kigumi and Kiwari using the case of “Tokyou”


  • DIY Semipublic Furniture that can also be used for Evacuation Living



Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage
From February 1st to April 28th  9:30-17:00
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.


Dr. Satoshi Yamada’s laboratory homepage

“Fire Broke Out in the Main Hall and Surrounding Buildings of Shuri Castle”

The fire that broke out in the main hall and surrounding buildings of Shuri Castle
was a shocking incident that reminds us of the necessity for the disaster mitigation
of cultural heritage and historic cities. Shuri Castle continues to be loved by not
only the local people but also people in other regions. It has been used for all sorts
of activities. This fire made us realize the importance band meaning of cultural
heritage, and it renewed our awareness of the importance of protecting our cultural