Church on the Water

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Coordinates: 43°03′49″N 142°37′34″E / 43.06374°N 142.62618°E / 43.06374; 142.62618

Church on the Water
Church on the Water Exterior4.jpg
LocationNakatomamu, Shimukappu,Yufutsu District,


Architect(s)Tadao Ando
StyleMinimalist, Modernist

Church on the Water (Japanese: 水の教会) also known as Chapel on the Water is a privately owned wedding chapel in Tomamu, Shimukappu on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. The chapel faces a large reflecting pool visible through a large floor-to-ceiling window in the Japanese architectural tradition of shakkei.[1]

The building is a notable project of Japanese modernist architect Tadao Ando who designed the structure in 1985.[2][3]


  1. ^ Nute, Kevin (2004). Place, Time, and Being in Japanese Architecture. Psychology Press. p. 86. ISBN 9780419240105.
  2. ^ "AD Classics: Church on the Water / Tadao Ando Architect & Associates". ArchDaily. 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2019-02-25.
  3. ^ "Church on the Water * About the Project". Retrieved 2019-02-25.