excerpt | ouchi-juku field survey, fukushima

field surveys were popular among japanese architects and historians in the 1970s. among these surveys, tsuguo aizawa's work was especially remarkable. after stumbling across a village of ouchi-juku in 1969, he recorded the rapid changes in the lifestyle of a centuries' old stage town on an old highway that had remained almost perfectly intact. his work impressed both national government authorieies and villages, leading to a legislative action for architectural preservation.

field surveys were popular among japanese architects and historians in the 1970s. among these surveys, tsuguo aizawa's work was especially remarkable. after stumbling across a village of ouchi-juku in 1969, he recorded the rapid changes in the lifestyle of a centuries' old stage town on an old highway that had remained almost perfectly intact. his work impressed both national government authorieies and villages, leading to a legislative action for architectural preservation.

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