Enoura Observatory

I went to visit the Enoura Observatory, an art/architecture space in Odawara, just outside Tokyo last weekend. It was an amazing discovery. A truly beautiful place, on a cliff overlooking the sparkling sea, it made me slow down and thinking contemplatively about time and humanity…


There were large vistas and intimate spaces and I especially enjoyed all the many doorways and windows showing borders between places.


There was a lovely bamboo grove to wander through…


…with sculptures in amongst the trees.

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And my favourite were these three little wise men, sitting calmly watching people go by.

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I really recommend this as a day trip from Tokyo. I’m still enjoying the memory of the air and the tranquil pace now…