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Another ninety degree turn reveals the entry of the chapel.
Church on Mount Rokko
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.
Window as seen from pulpit. Note the persons at the left for scale.
Nonetheless they give an almost surreal sense of the wooded surroundings on Mount Rokko.
One last adoring look for Ando fans.
Descent and initial entry
The final descent to the chapel marks its entry.
Chapel on Mount Rokko
Note slit window on left edge of church.
Window to the world
A narrow slit invites one to return to the natural world.
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.