Gunma Music Center
The Gunma Music Center is a fine example of contemporary Japanese architecture. Designed by one of the pioneers of Modernism in Japan, architect Antonin Raymond, it was constructed in 1961 almost entirely with donations from citizens. The Music Center was selected by DoCoMoMo (an international organization working to conserve and document modern architecture) in 2000 as one of 20 nostalgic Japanese buildings in the modern style. Situated at the end of Symphony Road, it continues to shine as Takasaki’s cultural symbol. Gunma Music Center hosts regular subscription concerts by the highly acclaimed Gunma Symphony Orchestra as well as theater and opera, and traditional Kabuki and Noh performances.