Explore how windows shape our views on the world in this virtual version of the multidisciplinary exhibition that took place at Japan House London (Dec 21 - Apr 22).

Exploring the virtual exhibition
  • Discover more about the roles windows play in Japanese architecture by clicking on the information icons beside each exhibit.
  • The camera icons will show you the images up close.
  • You can hop between exhibits using the circular portals on the floor.
  • Exit through the door of the gallery to head upstairs and explore a special interactive installation on the Ground Floor.
  • To immerse yourself in this exhibition, click on the full screen icon on the top right-hand corner of the tour.

The creation of this virtual exhibition is supported by JTI UK.

About Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan

With sliding screens and transformative spaces, windows in Japan are part of a long architectural tradition that affect people’s everyday environments in culturally specific ways.

This exhibition, originally held in Japan House London from December 2021 to April 2022, explored how windows take on cultural significance and surprisingly shape our views on the world. The exhibition was led by the Tokyo-based Window Research Institute, a foundation dedicated to supporting research into windows and disseminating knowledge about them.

Curated under the direction of architect and critic Igarashi Taro, Windowology: New Architectural Views from Japan examined how windows influence our views on the environment, contemporary urban living, craftsmanship, design, architecture, and in print literature.