Ajiishi, which was loved
by the late world-renowned artist Isamu Noguchi,
is granite from Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku.
The Chapel of Stone,
a masterpiece from acclaimed architect Jun Itami,
was built by stacking blocks of ajiishi,
a stone with refined color and texture.
The blocks have become stronger and more beautiful over time.
SURROUNDED BY WOODS
The chapel’s masonry,
inspired by a potter’s kiln, was built with prayer.
Master masons stacked up blocks of stone
that are different in size and color to complete the chapel.
Soft and warm ajiishi stone and the holy cross
– the chapel surrounds all attendants with love.
A long aisle down which the bride walks
and an altar where vows of eternal love are made
– the couple are gently illuminated by natural light.