The Hill of the Buddha by Tadao Ando

By  | 

Japanese architect Tadao Ando designed the spectacular temple in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo. A 13.5 metres tall statue of the buddha, sculpted 15 years ago, is concealed within a hill covered in 150,000 of lavender plants. Under the hill are a  a 40-metre tunnel and a rotunda embracing the statue.

See more after the jump:

Images courtesy of Tadao Ando Architect & Associates

You must be logged in to post a comment Login