Arata Endo

Arata moved easily between the astronomical and the economical design, completing dozens of buildings in the 1920s and 1930s, including his masterpiece, the Koshien Hotel (1930), and many buildings for the Minamisawa campus of Jiyu Gakuen, before moving to Manchuria to pursue opportunities there. He was stuck in China awaiting repatriation after the war and fell dangerously ill. Wright's infusion of funds helped, but Arata's health continued to deteriorate.

He returned to design several schools with his sons Raku and Tou, and was working on his final project, the Mejirogaoka Church, when he died in 1951.  (KS)