First English edition of “URYU’ released, focuses on Professor Shigeru Ban, Winner of 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Kyoto University of Art and Design (KUAD) has released the first digital English edition of its university magazine “URYU” to a worldwide audience on June 13, 2014.

The English edition of “URYU” features translated articles of “URYU TSUSHIN,” the Japanese edition issued three times a year. This university magazine functions as an active learning opportunity for university students studying editorial skills, photography and editorial design under the guidance by professor Keiichi Kadosaki, a renown editor in Japan, and Mr. Yusuke Mimasu, a highly regarded

young designer.

The first article focuses on Professor Shigeru Ban, who will receive the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, “the Nobel Prize of Architecture,” at the ceremony scheduled on June 13, 2014, at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It reveals Ban’s three faces: a world renown architect, a supporter of disaster-stricken areas, and an educator in the university.

The other article focuses on Mr. Shimpei Mito, a graduate photographer who recently received wide attention for his street style shots of models off the runway at Fashion Weeks around the world.

The editorial team is now working on the next Japanese edition featuring Professor Miwa Yanagi, one of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, who is scheduled to work on art projects including the Yokohama Triennale from August 1, 2014, Parasophia the Kyoto International Festival of

Contemporary Culture from March 7, 2015, as well as Performing Arts Projects in the U.S. and in Japan. This article will also be published in the next English edition.

The English edition “URYU” volume 1 is now on sale from Amazon Kindle Store for $2.99 in the U.S. (, £1.83 in U.K. (, AUD$3.20 in Australia (, CDN$3.27 in Canada (, EUR 2,26 in Germany (, among others.