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A Wedding Chapel Lit By Kimono Patterns

The Ana Crowne Plaza Hotel Chapel in Hiroshima. The dome’s wooden cutwork casts shadows like sunlight through the trees, creating an illusion of a sun-dappled forest.
The dome’s wooden cutwork casts shadows like sunlight through the trees, creating an illusion of a sun-dappled forest.

 

The Ana Crowne Plaza Hotel Chapel: Like A Sun-Dappled Forest.

This new wedding chapel, inside the courtyard of a hotel located in the city of Hiroshima, is build from carved wooden lattice panels . The half-inch-thick Japanese cypress panels were intricately carved by hand to create a wondrous, sun-dappled chapel that is integrated with the garden. A large tree is the motif of the wooden panel design, called the Power of Flower, which carries the theme of ancestral roots and the prosperity of future generations. The various flowers and plants in the design are based on traditional patterns found in Japanese kimonos. The dome’s wooden cutwork casts shadows on the aisle of the chapel like sunlight through the trees, creating an illusion that the couple are being blessed in a sun-dappled forest.

The Ana Crowne Plaza Hotel Chapel in Hiroshima
The various flowers and plants in the design are based on traditional patterns found in Japanese kimonos.

 

The Ana Crowne Plaza Hotel Chapel in Hiroshima
The wooden dome chapel was created in collaboration with a kimono designer.

 

  Designed by Nikken Space Design, photos: Nacasa & Partners Inc.

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