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1310 Ura, Awaji 656-2305, Hyogo Prefecture
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Been wanting to see this temple for years. Arrived and met a travelling group of acrobats and performance artists hanging out around the lotus pond area, striking poses and taking pictures of themselves. Once they left, the quiet and meditative atmosphere of the temple was
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Loved the architecture by Tadao Ando - his use of stone, concrete, water, colour. A visual delight. Well worth visiting if you are on Awaji.
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This temple is attached to an old existing temple and has an unusual effect. you are standind looking at the reflection of the bamboo and adjoining neighborhood in the water and below this image is a temple; much like other temples in Japan, but this one is hidden from site by
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It’s called the watertemple. This modern temple, an addition to an excistent classical temple, is an place to be silent, to contemplate and to enjoy the brilliance of Tadao Ando. Worth the travel from Kobe. You can reach it from Shin Kobe and Sannomiya station Kobe by bus. From
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This is a different temple, designed by Ando. The concrete and vermillion-colored woodwork are unusual materials, and the design. including the meandering entrance and position under a lotus pond, is unusual. But I for one, was not moved. To each his own, I guess.
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