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Chushinji Temple Priests’ Quarters, NAGANO / by Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates

Chushinji Temple Priests' Quarters, NAGANO / by Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates
Chushin-ji is a Buddhist temple nestled in the Japan Alps. It boasts a long history of over 550 years. The head priest desired to make use of these Priest’s Quarters for such events as exhibitions, lectures and concerts where locals can gather. The residential area and the common space are arranged under a large roof, like a large umbrella, that takes the rhythm of the roofs of the adjacent main hall and reception hall into consideration.