Friday, November 27, 2009
Marine Hall is one of 2 wedding chapels at the Meriken Park Oriental Hotel in Kobe.
Rather than go for the "traditional" architecture of Japanese wedding chapels that look like sets from a Takarazuka performance, the design is based on the form of a seashell.
Built in 1995 and designed by the Takenaka Company, the roof is 14 metres above ground.
Nearby is the Kobe Maritime Museum and the Kobe Port Tower, and so makes for a nice cluster of interesting architecture