• The Water Temple 

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      The curved wall ultimately reveals the Water Temple itself.
    • Water Temple at Hompukuji 

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      Tadao Ando, architect, 1990-91. This is the new main temple for the Shingon Buddhist sect. Over brilliant white gravel one enters Ando's trademark concrete wall emphasizing that one is enterring a special place.
    • Waterfall entrance at "The Oval" 

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      "The Oval" contains four double guest rooms, two suites and an in-house café.
    • A welcome to the church 

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      Our guide, Etta Hesselink (center), and the minister to her left with a congregant and children on the right.
    • Welcoming courtyard 

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      Note the ascending ramp and the fenestration seen in our first exterior photograph.
    • Window 

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      Window as seen from pulpit. Note the persons at the left for scale.
    • Window 

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      Window with minimal Protestant iconography.
    • Window to the world 

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      A narrow slit invites one to return to the natural world.
    • Worship begins 

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      Etta Hesselink had arranged for the IFRAA group to have an English speaking eccumenical worship service. It was led by members of the tour, Father Ronald G. Schmit and the Reverend Lydia Kalb of the Lutheran church. Father ...
    • Yodobashi church, Tokyo 

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      Akiro Inadomi, architect. Located in a busy commercial Tokyo setting, the church maintains its distinctiveness in the midst of a larger setting.
    • Youth 

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    • Yukinoshita church at Kamakura 

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      Akira Inadomi, architect. Again, a very restricted lot required incredible creativity on the part of Inadomi to provide for all of the requisite spaces necessary for the church. The main entrance is on the left, with an ...