Wakeiseijaku-Harmony, Respect, Purity, Tranquility (Setouchi Triennale)

“Wakeiseijaku – Harmony, Respect, Purity, Tranquility” is a nice artwork by Genichiro Inokuma.  It is part of the Kagawa Prefectural Government Office’s East Building.  The entire Kagawa Prefectural Government Office was designed by famed architect Kenzo Tange and Genichiro Inokuma’s Wakeiseijaku is a focal point of the lobby of the east building.

Wakeiseijaku-Harmony, Respect, Purity, Tranquility

The artwork is huge and takes up one side of the central column of the building.  There is a central column to the east building as it was designed similar to a pagoda where a central spire is built and the floors are connected to the spire.  This helps to open up the area and it is spectacular to see everything.  The main lobby is huge and the artwork is viewable from outside due to the large windows that surround the lobby.

Kagawa Prefectural Government Office East Building

The artwork itself is pretty simple.  I was more in love with the building by Kenzo Tange rather than the artwork by Genichiro Inokuma, but I still think the artwork was a good fit.  The colours of the work were really relaxing and the furniture was well matched with the artwork.  The furniture was created with the art in mind and I believe they collaborated on it as well.

Kagawa Prefectural Government Office East Building

“Wakeiseijaku – Harmony, Respect, Purity, Tranquility” is a really nice artwork but I do have one regret that I was not able to see the artwork up close in person.  I arrived at the Kagawa Prefectural Government Office after they closed so I was not able to enter the east building.  I do hope to revisit the office in the future to get an up close view of the artwork if I have time.  If you are in Takamatsu it is an easy artwork to visit and is open to the public.

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