Hill Of The Buddha By Tadao Ando Is A Stunning Place With A Giant Buddha Statue That Invites To Meditation

Born in 1941, Tadao Ando is one of the most renowned contemporary Japanese architects. Characteristics of his work include large expanses of unadorned architectural concrete walls combined with wooden or stone floors and large windows. Active natural elements, like sun, rain, and wind are a distinctive inclusion to his style.
The Hill of Buddha opened in summer 2016, making it one of architect Tadao Ando’s latest pieces. And it’s one of the most peaceful and calming places: completed in Ando’s signature cement, a pool of water and a pathway leads up to a circular structure accessible by tunnel. 15,000 lavender plants are planted in a circular fashion along the roof of the structure. As you approach, the head of a large Buddha statue becomes visible, but then disappears again, only to reveal itself once you’ve traveled through the tunnel.
It really is a stunning location near Sapporo, Japan that can be visited any time of the year.

Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando is a stunning place with a giant Buddha statue that invites to meditation

Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando is a stunning place with a giant Buddha statue that invites to meditation

Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando is a stunning place with a giant Buddha statue that invites to meditation

Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando is a stunning place with a giant Buddha statue that invites to meditation

Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando is a stunning place with a giant Buddha statue that invites to meditation

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