K04Art Project

Small Mountain in Tokyo

Yoshikazu Yamagata

2021.07.10(Sat) - 09.05(Sun)


Having been surrounded by mountains since I was a child, at some point I began to wish that there were mountains in the Tokyo landscape.
While I was thinking about how to make mountains appear in Tokyo,
I remembered that there used to be a mountain called Mt. Kanda around Ochanomizu Station.
Mt. Kanda was excavated in the Edo period in order to reclaim the Hibiya inlet.
So, in the summer of 2021, I will attempt to make Mt. Kanda, which disappeared in the Edo period, reappear through the use of AR.


(As of July 2021)

1: “Small Mountain in Tokyo” Development:AR3Bros.
2: “Small Mountain in Tokyo” 2019, HOW TOKYO BIENNALE exhibition
3: “Big Bouquet Tree” 2019, COREDO Muromachi Terrace Keyaki Plaza
4: writtenafterwards 2020SS Fashion show “After All”

Current Activities

[Tokyo Biennale note] TALK: Fumio Tachibana, Yoshikazu Yamagata & Akira Aoki


Yoshikazu Yamagata (Fashion Designer, Artist, Educator)

1980 in Tottori Prefecture. In 2005, Yamagata graduated from Central Saint Martins (London, England) with a BA in Fashion Design Womenswear. He served as design assistant to John Galliano during his studies. After returning to Japan, he started his own brand in 2007 called “writtenafterwards”. Yamagata was the first Japanese designer to be nominated for the LVMH prize in 2015. In addition, he opened a space for fashion taught in a free and honest style called “coconogacco”. He was also named to the BOF 500 by The Business of Fashion in 2019.