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)
# 3 Kanzo Uchimura (wiki)