KOHTEI art pavilion in Shinshoji Zen Temple

KOHTEI is a huge ship-shaped structure covered in wooden shingles, designed by SANDWICH. Inside is a new installation by artist Kohei Nawa, in which the viewer experiences ever-changing magical reflections of light on the ripples on the water.

KOHTEI is an art pavilion built on the campus of Shinshoji Zen temple. A ship-shaped building with traditional kokerabuki wooden shingles, it gives the impression that it is gently floating over the stony landscape. Walking through the ocean of rocks and feeling their materiality, the viewer ascends a slope and enters the pavilion from a small entryway. Inside is darkness, where a quiet ocean lies. The ripples reflect glimmers of light.

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