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Seirei, Myokenzan 2

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 11 May 2008 in Architecture.

"Seirei" is a worship hall designed by architect Shin Takamatsu, part of the Myokenzan shrine complex.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Margie from Auckland, New Zealand

An amazing building!

11 May 2008 6:44am

@Margie: It is Margie!

SPunkt from -, Germany

Indeed! So that's how it looks like. Thanks for showing.

11 May 2008 9:29am

@SPunkt: Thanks SPunkt!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Again, very impressive :)

11 May 2008 11:49am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

An intriguing building!

11 May 2008 1:06pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: It is Wolfgang!

zOOm from Paris, France

Impressive architecture.

11 May 2008 5:19pm

@zOOm: Thanks zOOm!

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

What an amazing building. You captured it with a perfect angle. Well done!

11 May 2008 8:31pm

@standley: Thanks standley!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Lots of lovely stark angles and delicious reflections here.

11 May 2008 9:24pm

@Richard_Irwin: Thanks Richard!

Paul van der Meer from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Lovely shot and great composition

11 May 2008 10:03pm

@Paul van der Meer: Cheers Paul!

Cheryl from Boerne, United States

awsome, awsome, awsome!!!

11 May 2008 10:31pm

@Cheryl: Thank you Cheryl!

Saeed from ahwaz, Iran

Thats very nice angle and nice shot!
what an amazing building!
well done!

12 May 2008 3:56am

@Saeed: Thank you Saeed!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I do like the use of wood here. Is wood an expensive building material in Japan?

12 May 2008 4:19pm

@Twelvebit: I think so Twelvebit. Not so many sustainable forests left here these days.

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

This is very cool, great photo and gorgeous architecture!

14 May 2008 6:56am

@Alfredo J. Martiz J.: Thank you Alfredo!

Gnarf from Stockholm, Sweden

A true architect's house :) Nice shot!

14 May 2008 11:54am

@Gnarf: Cheers Gnarf!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

It is the kind of structure that is a treasure for a photographer! One can exploit the lines and shapes from many angles and even create abstracts with parts of it! It looks interesting as an experiment in new architecture, but I wonder how well it fits into the shrine complex. As I saw in one you your later shots, the shrine has mainly traditional buildings. It makes me think of the Louvre and the pyramids........somehow.

26 May 2008 5:02am

@Japanalia: It was definitely a very striking place that contrasted strongly with the shrine complex. But it worked; I guess that was the idea!

Line Lamarre from Chambly, Québec, Canada

Beautiful shot and architecture.

23 Jun 2008 1:48am

@Line Lamarre: Thank you Line.