St. Mary's Cathedral, Tokyo

St. Mary's Cathedral (東京カテドラル聖マリア大聖堂 Tōkyō Katedoraru Sei Maria Daiseidō) is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tokyo. It is located in the Sekiguchi neighborhood of Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan.\

History

The original wooden structure, constructed in 1899 in the Gothic style, was destroyed during the air raids on Tokyo during World War II.[1] The present church, designed by Kenzo Tange, was completed in 1964. Tange was assisted by Wilhelm Schlombs, architect to the Archdiocese of Cologne, construction engineer Yoshikatsu Tsuboi, who had worked with Tange on previous projects, and Swiss architect Max Lechner.

Architecture

The layout of the building is in the form of a cross, from which eight hyperbolic parabolas rise in a manner similar to the slightly later landmark cathedral located in San Francisco, also referred to as St. Mary's Cathedral. The parabolas open upwards to form a cross of light, which continues vertically along the length of the four facades. To this rhomboid volume other secondary constructions are added, including the baptistry and the baptismal font. The rectangular shapes contrast with the symbolic character of the cathedral. The bell tower is 61.6 m (202 ft) high, standing a short distance away from the main building. The exterior cladding is made of stainless steel.[2] In 2004 a large organ built by Italian firm Mascioni was installed.[3]

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References

  1. Archdiocese of Tokyo, retrieved 14 March 2010
  2. Udo Kultermann: Kenzo Tange: Works and Projects, Barcelona: Gustavo Gili, S.A., 1989. Шаблон:ISBN. p175.
  3. Mascioni-organs

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Jaume Soler
10 June 2014
Kenzo Tange has built many impressive buildings in Tokyo, but St Mary's Cathedral is arguably his finest work. Built in 1964, it is a soaring vision of stainless-steel-clad abstraction.
Dan Mondragón Somera
27 May 2018
You can’t take pictures of the inside. Please respect when you aren’t allowed to do so
Joshefo Jacques
4 November 2016
Inside the building there is a wonderful replica of Michelangelo's Pieta.
Nao Tomita
14 May 2015
東京カテドラル聖マリア大聖堂:丹下健三(1964)。国立代々木競技場と並ぶ、丹下の代表作。8枚の巨大なコンクリート壁を立て掛けたシェル構造で、上空から見ると十字架の形をしている。最後部で40mある内部は、打ちっぱなしのコンクリートと、トップライトによる白色光のモノトーンが美しい静謐な空間。
Dora3Q
2 September 2012
Kenzo Tange の世界的建築物です。かのローマ法王様もいらしたんですよ。近代建築物ですが、中はカトリックそのもので感動です。 私の子供の頃のエリアです。
MiKO T
17 November 2013
大聖堂で行われる日曜日のミサは8:00~と10:00~。信者さんの静かな祈りの時間なので、建築を見に来た人はモラルを忘れずに。
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