• Chapel interior 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      A floor to ceiling window illumines the chapel with very spare pews and liturgical furniture which constitute typical Ando minimalism. Concrete and steel are all that are needed for this aesthically elegant interior.
    • Chapel on Mount Rokko 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Note slit window on left edge of church.
    • Church on Mount Rokko 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Tadao Ando, architect 1985-86. Connected to the Rokko Oriental Hotel by a long simple covered walkway the church functions primarily as a wedding chapel.
    • Clergy chairs 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Wonderfully simple chairs for the clergy with similar minimalism for the pedestal for flowers.
    • Connecting walkway 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Looking back up the connecting walkway its translucent walls have the typical Ando simplicity of palette.
    • Descent and initial entry 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      The final descent to the chapel marks its entry.
    • Descent to the church on Mount Rokko 

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    • Final entry 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Another ninety degree turn reveals the entry of the chapel.
    • Leaving 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      One last adoring look for Ando fans.
    • Pews 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      The pews may not be elegantly comfortable for more than a wedding ceremony.
    • Translucent walls 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Nonetheless they give an almost surreal sense of the wooded surroundings on Mount Rokko.
    • Window 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      Window as seen from pulpit. Note the persons at the left for scale.
    • Window to the world 

      Bruggink, Donald J.
      A narrow slit invites one to return to the natural world.