EKOUIN NENBUTSUDO –  BUDDHIST TOKYO TEMPLE VEILED IN TREES BY YUTAKA KAWAHARA.

This intimate and reflective building enables congregation and prayer, while also providing accommodation and training facilities for region’s buddhist monks. The structure is veiled with bamboo plants, protecting occupants from the pollution and the noise from the adjacent street. The “bamboo forest in the sky” is interspersed with glass crystal screens made of 108 Swarovski pieces, symbolic of a Buddhist rosary. (The number 108 is also a symbol of material temptation in Buddhism.)

Source: http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/ekouin-nenbutsudo-yutaka-kawahara/

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