Awaji Island – The Water Temple

Tadao Ando’s famous Water Temple was a little hard to get to, but well worth the visit. We’d been hearing about it from our lecturers since uni days… so we were especially happy to have made it here to experience it in person. 🙂

The curved wall by which one walks to the stair way, around the lily pond.

About to descend the entry stairway.


Having descended the stairs, one turns left, and it leads to the red shrine.

To the right is the altar. Not allowed pictures within. One can keep walking around the red shrine.

The back of the altar are these screens. To the left is a little concrete void that allows light from above ground.

If one turns right upon descending the stairs, there is a corridor leading to restrooms and other staff areas out of bounds to the public.


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