Visiting the Osaka Prefectural Sayamaike Museum
Back in Osaka, I decided to visit one of Tadao Ando's most acclaimed work, the Sayamaike Museum located in the south end of the city. It was built to preserve the site of Japan's oldest dams, constructed in the early 7th century, to provide water for the city more than 1400 years ago. The architecture celebrates it's relationship with water with 2 long outdoor corridors built on the inside of 2 cascading waterfalls. The afternoon sunlight casts an incredible shadow that lines the interior wall, the shadows visualizing the movement of the waterfall.
This is my last post from Osaka as I've decided to move to Tokyo - see you all there!
Find out more about this museum here.