Where They Create: Japan, by photographer Paul Barbera, shows the inside 32 studios and offices, belonging to a variety of Japanese architects, designers and artists.
The images reveal that Ando's self-designed studio in Osaka is lined with walls of books, while Hara has a museum-like office.
It also features the meticulous workspace Nendo has created in a Kenzo Tange-designed building. Ito's surprisingly messy studio – a stark contract to the clean lines and form of his work – is also included.
"Japanese creatives and designers have long captured international audiences and is gaining new momentum especially in fashion design, architecture and the arts," Barbera explains in the book's preface. "Thus it only felt natural to make it the focus of this book."
"Travelling to Japan is like travelling to the future or another planet, distinct from its Asian neighbours yet also strangely familiar," he continued.
Five readers will each win a copy of the book, published by Frame, but it can also be also be purchased online for €29.
Competition closes 11 April 2017. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page.
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