Buildings by architect Von Jour Caux are art monuments in the urban environment. He is very unique Japanese architect—you cannot forget his architecture once you have seen it, because of the outstanding decorative building facade. His ornamental design can also be seen in the interior entrance halls—those artworks are collaborations with his artist friends. If you are lucky, you might meet the architect himself when we visit the building where his office is located. He is 84 years old and very friendly.
“Praise for the Life” Tour with architect (Japanese)
Utopian Architecture by Von Jour Caux (Japanese)
Message from Von Jour Caux
The Upanishads (BC 1000〜500) called “the Heart Note” are a collection of ancient Sanskrit texts that contain some of the central philosophical concepts of Hinduism, some of which are shared with Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. The concepts of Brahman (ultimate reality) and Ātman (soul, self) are central ideas in all of the Upanishads, and “know your Ātman” is their thematic focus.
My social name is Toshirou Tanaka and work name is Von Jour Caux. The basic idea of Brahmanism is “Identifying Brahman with Atman”, and Brahman writes bon(von) by Chinese lettering, Ju(Jour) means “Blessed Life” ,kou(Caux) means “Rope” and Jukou is Posthumous Buddhist name of my foster father, then Von Jour Caux becomes “A Tight Rope between Blessed Life and Ultimate Reality.”