Student Works

Relocation of the spirit of language

Release date :2022.03.08


Environmental Design Course (Undergraduate) Department of Environmental Design *Department (during time of creation)

Graduation Research

Fourth year of undergraduate

(during time of creation)

Chiran Peace Museum visited on an excursion in the 5th grade of elementary school. When I saw a letter written to my mother by a kamikaze member on the verge of death, I felt a chill in my body. Isn't this due to the power of words, that is, "Kotodama"? While the spread of SNS has improved convenience, one smartphone can cause accusation. People are enriched and hurt by "words". The power and influence of "words" that we, who live in the present age, tend to forget. This facility has a temporary display of materials from the Chiran Peace Museum, a library function to bring books that are no longer needed in daily life, and a function like a shrine votive tablet that connects paper with trivial wishes and messages to the building. Have it with you. It provides a place where people can touch, think, and share the power of "Kotodama". The density of Kotodama dwelling in the building increases depending on the visitors, and the architecture itself containing the Kotodama takes on a message.