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03 November 2014

new gallery

New annex gallery of Kyoto national museum was opened last month, and I had a chance to visit there. The building was modern and simple, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi who is a famous architect known as MoMA redesigning project. ( my related page is here and  here )

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The narrow pillars remind me Corbusier's architecture ( related page is here ), and the design is very similar to the annex gallery of Tokyo national museum which is also his work (related page is here ).

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Sanjyu-Sangen-Do, literaly 33 length temple, which is famous for a thousand of thousand armed Kannon statues is next to the museum, and I feel the same rhythm between them as if they are synchronizing together. I don't know the architect was aware of it or not, though.

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I found circle signs here and there on the terrace in front of the museum even in a pond, and I learned they indicate the original position of pillars of ancient temple that used be there.

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Inside of the building was also nice, simple and modern.

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And again, circle singns were on the floor in the building.

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