Makoto Minami

Minami also worked with Arata on Arata's masterpiece, the extraordinary Koshien Hotel, completed in 1930. The two men ran an office together in Manchuria from 1933 - 1946, building the Manchurian Central Bank Club and an array of impressive residences for Manchurian Railway executives.

Although he never developed Arata's spatial mastery, Minami also essayed about a dozen of his own Wrightian designs, with bold horizontals and varying rooflines.   (KS)