Friday, March 25, 2011

SACRA FAMIGLIA (OSAKA UMEDA CATHOLIC CHURCH) Cathedral / Consecrate Ceremony on March 6, 2011 / Cecco Bonanotte

※ In the aftermath of the Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake, we express great sympathy to all sufferers. We wish the saving of the sufferers go on smoothly, and the living in the disaster area get rebuilt as soon as possible.

The Consecrate Ceremony of the Cathedral in SACRA FAMIGLIA (OSAKA UMEDA CATHOLIC CHURCH) was held at Umeda Ward in Osaka, March 6. The works in the church were produced by Cecco Bonaotte, and the design of the church was done by his son, Pier Paolo Maria Bonanotte.

This church was planned by 5 churches in umeda area, Osaka. It is a four-story complex facility, produces an impressive space with the fusion of tradition and modernity. In other stories of the building, there are the satellite campus of Sophia University, the bookstore of Sanpaolo, which deals with the books of Catholic and so on.

Utilizing the natural light, the pure white church marvelously brings out the grace and lightness of the bronze sculpture by Bonanotte.

Address: Toyosaki 3-12-8, Kita Ward, Osaka City, Osaka 〒531-0072
Phone: +81-6-6225-8871
Access: 2 minutes on foot from No.4 Exit of Nakatsu St., Midosuji Line
4 minutes on foot from Chayamachi Exit of Umeda St., Hankyu Line
10 minutes on foot from Midosuji-kita Exit of Osaka St., JR Line [no parking lot]

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mori Gallery “The World of Hamada Chimei” / 2011.3.22 - 4.10

“The World of Hamada Chimei” is being held at the Mori Gallery in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture.

Hamada Chimei

Mori Gallery is a historical gallery, which marks its 37th anniversary this year.

Mainly from the masterpieces of modern Japanese art including the works by Rei Kamoi, Mori Gallery holds unique exhibitions continuously.

Poet / bronze / 31.3×12.3×14.0cm / 1999

Please enjoy the exhition.

Venue: Mori Gallery
Address: Siroganemachi 96, Himeji City, Hyogo 〒670-0902
Phone: +81-79-281-8377
Term: March 22 [Tue.] – April 10 [Sun.] 〈Everyday open during exhibition〉
Hours Open: 10:00 – 18:00 【Admission Free】