Curatorial team: Roger M. Buergel, Miwa Negoro, Mariko Mikami

Academic Advisors: Prof. Emer. Yoshiko Inui (Tokai University, Sapporo) and Prof. Hans B. Thomsen (Chair of East Asian Art History, Zurich University)

Research: Prof. Sophia Prinz (Prof. of Design Theory, ZHdK Zurich), Christina Wild 

Team DKM: Laura Tammen, Tobias Chriske

Graphic design: Shun Sasaki, Bijan Dawallu

Website programming: meisel webdesign

Technical assistant, Video editing: Subaru Moriwaki

German Translation: Steffi Richter, Sabine Mangold

English Proofreading: Christina Wild

English Subtitle: Sonoko Nakanishi

Further cooperation: Gallery Q, Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden & Museum, Johann Jacobs Museum, Taka Ishii Gallery, Yuka Tsuruno Gallery, Yutaka Kikutake Gallery, Keio University Library, Kogakuin University Library, Museum of Kyoto, Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, Takashimaya Historical Museum, Aina Inui, Julia Lerch-Zajączkowska, Yuto Takamuro

Our special gratitude goes to the directors of Museum DKM: Dirk Krämer and Klaus Maas.


The exhibition is supported by the Federal Foreign Office and the Japan Foundation.


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Roger M. Buergel
Zurich, Switzerland


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