Niijima Gakuen Junior College Hall & Chapel / Tezuka Architects

The chapel is covered with transparent carvings. What is drawn is the forest of Niijima. In the late Edo period, Joseph Hardy Niijima, who violated the ban and went to the United States, studied Christianity and returned to Japan to teach in his hometown of Annaka. It is well known that Joseph Hardy Niijima then traveled further to Kansai and founded Doshisha University. After more than 70 years of relaxation, the seeds sown in Annaka grew up as a budding forest at the present Niijima Academy.