Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fancy Concrete-Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Today I found a great architecture in Kobe. I went out to visit another museum, but on the way, I found this modern building and I got knocked down completely. I don't know why, but I sometimes get strongly attracted by the architecture.

This is the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art located on the coast of Kobe. It was opened in 2002.
The major collections are foreign and Japanese sculptures and prints, Western-style and Japanese-style paintings associated with Hyogo Prefecture, etc.

The building of the museum is a modern, concrete construction by a famous architect Tadao Ando.
I just took pictures and enjoyed a cup of coffee at the cafe inside without looking at any exhibits.
Really handsome concrete!!


  1. it is really a very beautiful building..glad you had a fun day out..
    love and hugs xx

  2. Very unique architecture. I always like spiral staircases.

  3. Beautiful modern architecture, Annie. Museums are particularly suited to displaying good architecture as it must be a work of art that houses even more works of art inside it!