Japanese Version

The White Chapel–Aoki Jun's Hidden Surprise in Osaka



One of Japan’s star architects, the prolific Aoki Jun, created this wedding chapel in Osaka, in 2005.  Hidden behind the Hyatt Regency in Osaka Harbor, this all-glass space floats in a pond and is accessed by way of a long bridge.

Aoki-san’s Aomori Museum of Art in Honshu’s northern city was completed the following year, in 2006.   Maybe his most recognizable buildings are branches of Louis Vuittand stores, including Roppongi Hills, Omotesando, Ginza Namiki Doori, New York and Hong Kong.