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Oh I loved the museums when I visited Naoshima! But this one is kind of different. Is this some kind of brutalist architecture?? Looking forward to more exploring!!

This is the Teshima Art Museum. I wouldn't call it brutalist.

Uniting the creative visions of artist Rei Naito and architect Ryue Nishizawa, Teshima Art Museum stands on a hill on the island of Teshima overlooking the Seto Inland Sea. The museum, which resembles a water droplet at the moment of landing, is located in the corner of a rice terrace that was restored in collaboration with local residents. Structurally, the building consists of a concrete shell, devoid of pillars, coving a space about 40 by 60 meters and with a maximum height of 4.3 meters. Two oval openings in the shell allow wind, sounds, and light of the world outside into this organic space where nature and architecture intimately interconnect. In the interior space, water continuously springs from the ground in a day-long motion. This setting, in which nature, art and architecture come together with such limitless harmony, conjures an infinite array of impressions with the passage of seasons and the flow of time.
 

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The phone focus missed a little, that plane is actually back behind the flower. But not too bad...

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Nice one, @johnnyG! I saw many of these on my ride today and wondered what their name was.
 

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I see on Google Maps there is an island called Oshima Island next to Sada Peninsula. I have heard there are more than 40 islands named Oshima Island in Japan. Is it true?
 

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I see on Google Maps there is an island called Oshima Island next to Sada Peninsula. I have heard there are more than 40 islands named Oshima Island in Japan. Is it true?
Probably. It’s a generic name.
 

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Visited Minna no Mori Media Cosmos in Gifu today, a multi-purpose facility and public library designed by Toyo Ito. :)



















 

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Find the latest pics in my journal. :)

Hokkaido 2020: The Hill of Buddha

Hokkaido 2020: The Hill of Buddha

Hokkaido Trip 2020 - Day 1/01 The Hill of Buddha (in Japanese: 頭大仏 Atama Daibutsu) is a Buddhist monument created by the renowned Japanese architect Andō Tadao (安藤 忠雄, ~ 13 Sep 1941) located at Makomanai Takino Cemetery (真駒内滝野霊園) in Sapporo, Hokkaido. The Buddha statue is 13.5 meters tall and...
 

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More Hokkaido! :)

I had to wait for a long time to shoot the photos below (too many cars and pictures, because it's a popular Instagram spot). No concrete, no plastics! ;)















And another travel journal:

Hokkaido 2020: Moerenuma Park

Hokkaido 2020: Moerenuma Park

Hokkaido Trip 2020 - Day 1/02 Moerenuma Park (in Japanese: モエレ沼公園 Moerenuma Kōen) is a municipal park in Sapporo conceived as 'one complete sculpture' built on garbage reclaimed land. It was designed by the Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi and opened in 2005. Hidamari Glass...
 

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Day 2: the Bluuuuuue Pond 🤩







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Hokkaido 2020: Blue Pond (Aoiike)

Hokkaido 2020: Blue Pond (Aoiike)

Hokkaido Trip 2020 - Day 2: around Furano On the second day, I was exploring the area around Furano (富良野). Being a fan of Tadao Ando, I visited the Chapel on the Water, a wedding chapel located on the grounds of the Hoshino Resorts Tomamu. The next destination was the famous Blue Pond (青い池...
 

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And lowering the tone...

I went on a day trip to Enoshima yesterday and was amused to find myself walking past a photoshoot for glamour models! There were about five of them in bikinis and impractical footwear dotted around the beach and the local area, each of them surrounded by a few photographers, clicking away like mad.
 

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And lowering the tone...

I went on a day trip to Enoshima yesterday and was amused to find myself walking past a photoshoot for glamour models! There were about five of them in bikinis and impractical footwear dotted around the beach and the local area, each of them surrounded by a few photographers, clicking away like mad.
I have a feeling that this event is for the photographers and not the models. Maybe a photo "club" hired the models so they could have a snapfest?
 
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