• A calming pool before the opportunity to worship 

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      Across the pool one can see the liturgical center on the far side of the great worship room.
    • Ceiling structure 

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      The ceiling structure culminates in additonal clerestories forming a cross.
    • Celebrants' chairs 

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    • Central focus of worship 

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    • Central worship room 

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      The marble interior with a stainless steel ceiling.
    • Chapel 

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      The chapel is a simple rectangle focusing on a large free-standing cross with a pulpit to the right and communion table to the left. The natural light is provided by narrow slits in the two upper rectancles and ceiling.
    • Chapel interior 

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      Interior of the "chapel" with a cross incised in the "east wall."
    • Chapel interior 

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      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 

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      Note slit window on left edge of church.
    • Church "post-office" with minister 

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      The Kyodan ordains women to the ministry of Word and Sacrament.
    • Church entrance 

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      At the street corner of the pool is the entry to the church, where Inadomi again uses the form of a fish for door pulls.
    • Church entrance 

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      The massiveness of the doors reflects the scale of the great stone blocks of the base.
    • Church exterior with cross and entry 

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      The cross identifies the church.
    • Church façade 

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      The defining window wall of the church.
    • Church in Tarumi 

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      Tadao Ando, architect. Built 1992-1993. A complicated and very restricted plot of ground results in a seemingly complex, yet simple, but at the same time dynamic plan. Center, left, is the rectangular bell tower. Above the ...
    • Church in Tarumi 

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      Primary entrance to the chapel begins in the space between the walls on the right.
    • Church interior 

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      The simplicity of the interior with it's emphasis upon the pulpit remains true to it's Protestant missionary origins.
    • Church interior 

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      The simplicity of the church room again reflects it's Protestant missionary origins.
    • Church interior from balcony 

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      Muted fenestration from deeply inset windows.
    • Church interior with liturgical center 

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      The floor to ceiling apex window of translucent marble compels the eye in it's downward sweep to cross and altar/table. While the church shape is contemporary the pews, liturgical arrangement, and furniture are quite traditional.