From the road connecting Roppongi Hills and Azabu Juban Station, I walked up Torii-zaka to reach the International House of Japan. In a nutshell, the International House of Japan is a members-only club with lodging, conference facilities, restaurants, and a library.
Perhaps because it is a members-only club, there is no sign at the entrance of the site. Moreover, since the building of the International House of Japan is not visible from Torii-zaka, the entrance is such that people who are neither members nor non-members may wonder whether they should enter the building. Maybe I'm being overly cautious, but it seems as if they are screening the visitors.
Shaking off the feeling that I was being blocked from approaching, I continued on my way and arrived at the entrance of a building that represents Japanese modernist architecture. As I entered, I noticed that the building, built in 1955, had a low ceiling and looked a bit old. Nevertheless, the interior of the building, which is constantly bathed in sunlight from the large windows, does not look old-fashioned, partly because there are no unnecessary decorations. It gives the impression of having aged elegantly.
|Jul 2021 STILL LIFE TOKYO|
|ROPPONGI SHADOW SOFA|
July 10, 2021
Still Life Photography
SONY ALPHA 7R II
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