• Main entrance 

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    • Main entrance 

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    • Members of the Interfaith Forum on the art and archicture. 

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      Doctor A. Richard Williams FARA lectures to the membership extoling the fine points of Maki's church. Above him looms the organ/choir balcony.
    • Miho Museum approach and façade 

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      An imposing flight of steps offers a majestic approach to the abstraction of Pei's museum. The Miho Museum was commissioned by the Japanese religious order, Shinji Shumeikai. It was conceived to be a "symbol of heaven on ...
    • Ministerial welcome 

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      The pastor welcomes us to his church while our multi-lingual guide translates. For twenty years Etta served as a missionary in Japan.
    • Model of Himeji castle 

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      The entire castle complex, showing multiple defensive walls.
    • The more famous Church of the Light 

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    • Multi-storied exterior 

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      The height of the castle was both to emphasize it's importance and wealth along with it's defense.
    • Multi-use 

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      Weekdays there is church space to be used for pre-school.
    • Museum entrance 

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      The museum itself is largely underground in order to minimize disturbance to the natural beauty of the park. It has an underground volume of appoximately 165x25 feet.
    • Museum entrance, interior 

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      An art installation within the two story underground entrance room.
    • The museum from above 

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      Leaving the museum for "The Oval," also by Tadao Ando, one is able to view the museum from above.
    • Museum lobby with view 

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      Inside the lobby of the museum a tree, chosen for its shape, was planted for an artistic foreground to the mountain range in the distance. This is an example of shakkei, which incorporates distant vistas into the immediate ...
    • Museum restaraunt Issen 

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      Highly reccomended. Great view, great food.
    • Naoshima's contemporary art 

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    • Narthex 

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      Receptionist with parishoner mail boxes to the far right and steps ascending to the great church room on the left.
    • Narthex 

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      Inside the street level narthex stairs lead up to the great worship room.
    • Nishi-suma Lutheran Church 

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      Tadao ando, architect. The windows in the form of a cross provide the image of the cross on the wall behind the liturgical center.
    • Organ 

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    • Organ 

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      A grand organ for a simple church.