President and Representative Director／Architect／Town Planning Producer
I was born in Amami Oshima. My ancestors were also born in Amami. As you all know, Amami is surrounded by nature. Amami is surrounded by nature as you know, with the sun shining down, the clear sea, colorful flowers and greenery, and animals. It is a place rich in nature with sunshine, crystal clear sea, colorful flowers, greenery, and animals.
What I learned there was that everything, including humans, has a role to play. The two things I learned there are that everything, including humans, has a role to play, and that each of us is utilized in a very close relationship with each other.
Twenty years ago, I began to be called an architect. I have created a variety of buildings. In the process, I have felt something. I felt that I was different from other architects. That is, I have become able to listen to the voice of the materials.
I put my hands on the materials, and I become their feelings. When I do this, the materials speak to me in their own little voices.
I don't want to be trash. I want you to use me like this. I don't want to be used in such a dirty way. I want you to make me more beautiful. I want you to transform me more.
That's what the materials are telling me.
I would like to focus on the materials that have been buried and have never been looked at before, and listen to their voices. We have re-edited them as new building materials and materials for regional revitalization.
Everything has a meaning of existence, and we try to listen to its voice with a neutral mind. It can be the voice of the soil and plants, or the voice of a small village. It can be the voice of the soil and plants, the voice of a small village, or the voice of the people and nature of various regions.
We will realize a society where no small village is left behind.
I am now listening to the voices of the villages. I am focusing on sustaining the "village culture" of the Amami Islands, which is one of the most diverse in the world. We are building a network based on small villages, and building new relationships with visitors for tourism.
The unit of tradition and culture on earth is the "village". The human body is made up of 37 trillion "cells".
Just like cells, a network of settlements can form a city or a country. By receiving information from the outside, they become a healthy community. I believe that the way to create a sustainable society is to uncover, enhance, and develop the unique characteristics of each village.
The time has come for humans to get closer to nature.
The rapid development of the "economy" since the 18th century has upset the balance with nature. In the 20th century, the concept of affluence changed. In the 21st century, we are experiencing a paradigm shift from "economy" to "social contribution" and "consideration for the global environment.
Now is the time for humans to get closer to nature. The time has come to change from a human-centered filter to a nature-centered filter.
On Yasuhiro Yamashita's official website, we will introduce to you the small voices of communities, regions, and nature. We will contribute to the change of consciousness of people and society through a paradigm shift.
We will create different ideas from different perspectives, form a team, and put them into action. It is essential to create a paradigm shift.
In Amami Oshima Island, "everyone together" is called "Magun".
From Amami to the earth. A society where no one is left behind, no one at all.
We will continue to work on the "Magun" project with all the visitors to this site. If you want to start or participate in a project in "Magun", please contact us. We are looking forward to hearing from individuals, organizations, and companies who would like to start or participate in a project on "Magun.
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