During his six-and -a half-decade career, architect Togo Murano attained Legendary status in his native Japan, where his work is considered among the most outstanding and influential of the twentieth century. Murano began working in Osaka in 1918 and died in 1984 at the age of 93, having completed more than 300 projects. This monograph, the first comprehensive illustrated book in English on Murano, presents 27 of his built projects in Japan, illustrated with spectacular photography, plans, and Murano's sketches. Among the works featured are such landmarks as the World Peace Memorial Cathedral in Hiroshima, the Osaka New Kabuki Theatre, Yokohama City Hall, the restored Akasaka Palace in Tokyo-Japan's official guest house - and the Industrial Bank of Japan, as well as hotels, office buildings, and traditional teahouses in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. A chronology, list of selected works, and bibliography accompany the incisive project descriptions.