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Architect Kengo Kuma recently built a humble modern pavilion as a tribute to a classic Japanese story written 800 years ago. The short story, Hojoki, by Kamo no Chomei tells the story of how Chomei left the earthquakes, famine and fire of Kyoto to become a Buddhist monk in the mountains, where he lived in a 10-square-foot hut (Hojoan).

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