Ribbon Chapel in Japan by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

An extraordinary wedding chapel designed by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP in Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan.

Completed in 2014 by the team of Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, the unique Ribbon Chapel has been placed in a garden of the resort hotel, BellaVista SPA&MARINA ONOMICHI in Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan. Located midway on a shallow hill, this extraordinary wedding chapel provides breathtaking views over Japan’s Seto Inland Sea. Created by two opposing spiral staircases, the architects have developed a self-supporting construction, which emphasizes the act of marriage. As the highlight of the solemn ceremony, the bride and groom climb separate stairways to meet up at the top. “The two who used to walk separate paths unite as one at the top, and descend the stairway together.”

Some images of this outstanding architecture can be found below. For more, please visit the website of Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP.

Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP.
Ribbon Chapel by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP.
Chapel with panoramic views over Japan's Seto Inland Sea.
A chapel with panoramic views over Japan’s Seto Inland Sea.
Going up the stairs.
Going up the stairs.
A wedding couple is enjoying the view from the highest point.
A wedding couple is enjoying the view from the highest point.
A look inside.
Let’s take a look inside.
Large windows provide a maximum of natural light.
Large windows provide a maximum of natural light.
The self-supporting structure of two spiral stairways.
This is a self-supporting structure of two spiral stairways.
The wedding chapel is placed in a garden of a resort hotel, BellaVista SPA&MARINA ONOMICHI in Onomichi, Hiroshima.
The wedding chapel is placed in a garden of a resort hotel, BellaVista SPA&MARINA ONOMICHI in Onomichi, Hiroshima.

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