The innovative kindergarten in Tokyo is considered a unique achievement both in terms of pedagogy and architecture.
In 2007 Japanese architects Yui and Takaharu Tezuka realised the project of Fuji Kindergarten in western Tokyo. Later, the project was supplemented by another building called "the ring around a tree". The architects took into account the presence of a large spreading tree on the territory and decided to preserve it by building a space around with an oval roof for classes and games. The training is conducted according to the Montessori methodology, so the environment plays a key role: the kindergarten is built from environmentally friendly materials, and the space itself is not loaded with unnecessary objects and organized according to the principle of "freedom of movement as a method of education."
At the request of the director of the Fuji kindergarten, Mr. Sekiichi Kato, there are no tables or chairs in the room, learning in an absolutely empty space for preschool children is considered to be most effective.
On June 13th we will have a great opportunity to talk with the director and architect of Fuji Kindergarten and ask all the exciting questions about the education of preschoolers in Japan