A sequence (Introduction, Development, Turn, Conclusion)

Stone church

While I was sorting out my photographs, I found a picture that inspired me.

This picture was taken at “Stone Church”in Karuizawa. #1
This church was planned by an American architect, Kendrick Bangs Kellogg. # 2

There is a large hotel in the same area. and you can also hold marriage ceremonies in the church.
I like this church because of its harmony with nature and its sequence “起承転結”.

Introduction:This church is on the hill and there are beautiful forests around the church. So you can enjoy while climbing up.

Development:The impressive stone path is a way to the church.You can see the organic shape of the church.

Turn:When you enter the church, you will see a display space about Kanzo Uchimura # 3 under the dim light.You temporarily feel calm.

Conclusion:You suddenly see the bright sunlight through the glass. This place is the center of the church. There is a solemn atmosphere. (I’m afraid that I forgot to take a photo of it. But the photo can be seen from here. )

Japanese temples and shrines also have this sequence.I studied before that Western architecture and city have the same sequencewhich has various scales and shapse. That’s an interesting thing.

# 1 Karuizawa (wiki)

# 2 Kendrick Bangs Kellogg

# 3 Kanzo Uchimura (wiki)

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I live in Kawagoe-city Saitama-prefecture Japan. There are many traditional warehouses in Kawagoe. So many Japanese and the people from overseas come to sightseeing. http://www.koedo.or.jp/foreign/english/index.html

7 thoughts on “A sequence (Introduction, Development, Turn, Conclusion)”

  1. I agree, very fascinating. Architecture is like art: people who really love their work express a lot of beauty in it. 🙂

  2. I love learning the symbolism behind architecture (and other forms of art). It’s so neat when you can see that deeper layer of meaning and significance.

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