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    KSA Japan Day 0: Tokyo Impressions

    Evan Chakroff Dec 6 '13 5

    Students arrive tonight. I'll have some more thoughts on Tokyo later, but first, a few photos.... Instagram impressions from the last two days in Tokyo. 

     

     
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    • will gallowaywill galloway
      Dec 6, 13 10:37 am

      hope you went into that crazy space ship temple. its close to our old office location and we took a chance one day and jumped in. still have no idea what to make of it. if you have it sorted out would love to hear it.

      Evan ChakroffEvan Chakroff
      Dec 6, 13 4:42 pm

      I did go inside... A bit crazy, the red benches really give it a... Certain quality. Spooky. As for style, it's a pretty obvious postmodern riff on traditional temple architecture, especially the bend up in the roof line to mark the entrance, but also the staggered/corbelled layers on the underside of the volume. On the interior, it's a bit strange. Laid out more like a Christian church than a buddhist temple, with the rows of pews, side aisles, raised altar, etc. I was there to check access before dragging the students on a slight detour to see it.

      eric chavkineric chavkin
      Dec 8, 13 12:24 pm

      I seen this image before. Who did it? Anyone know how to search for same or exact images like searching for words? thanks

      will gallowaywill galloway
      Dec 9, 13 9:58 pm

      you can drag images into google and it will find hits for you.

      glad you went inside evan. i found the daycare setup also spooky. location is amazing though and the size is massive - some serious money invested in that building/place.  but oh so very surreal. and not in a good way in my mind.  there are so many awesomely surreal places here that blows minds, but this one is evidence of darker world - especially because it is a cult, which has all kinds of negative associations since ohm shin rikyo set loose sarin gas on the subway lines...this culture is awesome but also has a lot of lost souls who are easily lead in odd directions.

      eric chavkin
      Dec 9, 13 10:29 pm

      Thanks. Its called Waterfall by Tsunehisa Kimura. It was used as album art for Zonoscope by Cut Copy. I knew i saw this montage before.

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