Tradition and Development: To People 5,000 Years in the Future
The traditions inherited from our forebears are an asset that we can take pride in before the world, and we must convey those traditions to future generations. Simultaneously, however, while rooted in those traditions, we must also strive to develop scientific technologies that will open the door to a new future for the sake of social and cultural advancement.
It is the interplay of old and new, of quiet and frenetic, that has brought forth the prosperity and progress of today's society.
This state of affairs is eternal. Based on these ideas, therefore, the Matsushita Pavilion represented a harmonious melding of the beauty of ancient Japanese traditions and the might of technological prowess.