Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre

Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre

The 136-page publication (250mm x 180mm) is bound with an exposed spine and printed on Takeo Satogami paper, reminiscent of the traditional washi paper. It is arranged by season through the work of photographer Risaku Suzuki who visited the cemetery over the course of a year, capturing the changing conditions and atmosphere of the building and its interaction with the surrounding nature.
Risaku Suzuki’s images interleaf the texts which include an essay by Japanese author Toshiyuki Horie; a conversation between the photographer Thomas Struth, David Chipperfield and Hideyuki Osawa (Director of Boenfukyukai Foundation) examining art, architecture, patronage and cross-cultural connections; and reflections by Hideyuki Osawa and David Chipperfield on the ambitions and collaborative process of conceiving, designing and building the project and more.

A place to pray and rest 14
Hideyuki Osawa

Returning to Japan 16
David Chipperfield

A note on the architecture 18
David Chipperfield Architects

Photographs by Risaku Suzuki
Summer 22

A conversation about places of prayer 39
David Chipperfield, Thomas Struth, Hideyuki Osawa

Photographs by Thomas Struth 55

At the stopping point 63
Toshiyuki Horie

Autumn 70

An awareness of the passage of time 87
Marcia Iwatate

Winter 94

Appendix 111

Spring 122

  • ISBN

  • Title

    Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre
  • Author

    David Chipperfield Architects
  • Publisher

    Lixil Publishing, Tokyo and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
  • Publication year

  • Binding

  • Language

    English, Japanese

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Cite: "Inagawa Cemetery Chapel and Visitor Centre" 06 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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