CRCAO member - Japan Team

Rena Yamaguchi

École Pratique des Hautes Études

Thesis : The built vernacular heritage in modern and contemporary Japan. A sociohistorical approach to the townhouse in Kyoto (18th-20th century).
Directed by Nicolas Fiévé


I’m a Japanese PhD student at EPHE, specializing in the cross-disciplinary fields of History of architecture and heritage studies. As part of my dissertation, I’m looking to deepen my reflection on « heritage » in Japan through
a case study: townhouses in Kyoto (Kyōmachiya).

Research thematics

  • Heritage
  • townhouse
  • Kyoto
  • heritagization
  • Japan
  • History of art
  • History of architecture
  • heritage studies