Mr Togo Murano

Born in Saga, 1891. He died in Hyogo Prefecture in 1984 (93 years old). Awarded a cultural medal in 1967, and received the Japan Art Academy Prize, the Japan Architecture Institute Award (3 times), The Daily Art award, and the BCS (Building Industry Association) award.
The former Chiyoda life Insurance Company received the tenth BCS Award in 1969.

Murano Togo’s profile

Born in Saga, 1891 (Meiji 24).
He died in Hyogo Prefecture in 1984 (93 years old).
After the construction office of Watanabe in Osaka, we established the Murano Building office (Murano and Mori architecture Office) in 1929 (4 years).
In 1967, he received the award for Cultural Merit, the Japan Art Academy Prize, the Japan Architecture Institute Award (3 times), The Daily Art award, and the BCS (Building Industry Association) award.
The current general office and the former Chiyoda Life Insurance Company received the tenth BCS Award in 1969.
Other works in Tokyo include the former Yomiuri Kaikan, the Japan life Hibiya Bldg., the Imperial Hotel Teahouse Toko, the former Japan Industrial Bank headquarters, and the new Takanawa Prince hotel.

“A Graceful Form by Togo Murano, the Genius” Audio Tour

This app will give you a tour which covers design and features of Meguro-ku’s general government office building, designed by Mr Murano. Scan the QR codes placed at commentary spots in the building to listen to detail vocal explanation for the spot. You will find 5 spots in the building as illustrated below.

Tap here for a glossary for commentary spots.

Floor Map



Introduction of Commentary Spots

1. Architectural design outline of architect Murano Togo in Meguro-ku general office
Change of application from life insurance company to Meguro-ku general office

2. Meguro-ku General office Driveway eaves, entrance hall, spiral staircase

3. Meguro-ku General office
Appearance of the lattice with aluminum castings
Corridor in the main building and annex

4. Meguro-ku General office Courtyard ponds and Japanese-style rooms

5. Meguro-ku General Office tea Garden and Tearoom