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Retro Japan in Photos: Sculptor's self-designed 1935 atelier studded with his worldview

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The handrail in the "ran no ma" (orchid room) is seen at the Asakura Museum of Sculpture in Tokyo's Taito Ward on Jan. 27, 2022. Fumio Asakura (1883-1964), the sculptor who taught himself architecture, employed unique designs in many parts of the building as seen in the handrail. (Mainichi/Akihiro Ogomori)

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