Exhibition and Panel Discussion - The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Monday, 08/19/19 12/01/19
210 Wurster Hall

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944. Original correspondence, photographs, and drawings from the Domoto Collection held by the Environmental Design Archives will explore what it meant to be a mid-century American Japanese architect and how Domoto’s life experience and Japanese heritage influenced his work­- illuminating the intersections between race, the designed environment, power, access, and ability.

Curator: Chris Marino

Exhibition Team: Jason Miller, Emily Vigor, and Katie Riddle

On view in the Environmental Design Library:

Raymond Lifchez and Judith Stronach Exhibition Cases
210 Wurster Hall, Info: 510.642.4818


Panel Discussion:


Join us the evening of September 26th, 2019 to view the exhibition The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto followed by a panel discussion both reflecting on and contextualizing Domoto’s career. 

Panelists include Gary Kawaguchi, who will talk about the Domoto family in the context of Japanese American history and social life. Followed by Domoto’s three children who will recollect on aspects of their father’s life and career. Drawing on research for her new book, Japonisme Revisited, Gail Dubrow will place Kaneji Domoto’s story into the broader context of the lives, educational trajectories, and careers of other architects of Japanese ancestry in America.



6:30 - 7:00pm: Environmental Design Library, Wurster Hall room 210

  •  Exhibition viewing and light refreshments

7:00 - 8:15pm: Wurster Hall Auditorium, room 112

  •  Panel Discussion

*Time for Q&A

Please RSVP on our Eventbrite Page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-life-and-career-kaneji-domoto-exhibition-viewing-panel-discussion-tickets-66594047589 by September 3, 2019.

If you have any questions about the event please contact: designarchives@berkeley.edu