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Kanao.

Kanao

Kanao

Kanao is a service that makes it easy to translate any website or app into a different language. With a single click on the homepage, you can see a live translation of a website or app. This is a comparison on a Japanese website on a French website.

Akinori Kanao & Seiichiro Takeuch

www.designhotels.com)Seiichiro Takeuchi and Akinori Kanao—the architect and director behind Node Kyoto, respectively—have drawn upon diversity to build something greater than a hotel. They’ve founded a cultural clubhouse where disparate ideas interact. There’s industrial design in a former imperial captial, a serious art collection with laidback curation, and locals mixing with travelers at exhibitions and happenings. It’s all in the name. Node invokes a place where two paths cross or branch in new directions. (Source:

Node Kyoto Was Designed to Be a Hub for Artists, Designers, and Other Creators. This Last Year Has Brought More Quiet. Do You Think Silence Is Important?

Akinori Kanao: Having a life without silence makes me exhausted. I wish I had the power to create silence, but I am not mature enough to do it yet. For example, when I am driving a car I am doing something physical, but I’m also thinking about something. This way fits me better for now—finding silence in life rather than thinking I have to concentrate on creating silence. (Source: www.designhotels.com)

As the Cultural Capital of Japan, Kyoto Has a Rich History. How Do You Remain Authentic to That History When Creating Something New?

ST: I do believe that authenticity is understandable for people who have actually experienced it. The reason that younger generations are less obsessed with authenticity could be because there are plenty of inauthentic things out there that are easily attained. However, it is not easy for people to understand what is authentic and what is not authentic, so especially younger people need to experience authenticity from their elders. (Source: www.designhotels.com)

 

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