"This building is for congregations who believe in Nichiren sect of Buddhism. It is mainly functioned for the training and the induction. The whole construction fee was covered by donations from the congregations. An architecture which directly represents the idea of the religious sect was required. This difficult requirement was solved with a simile that the plan traced the icon of the religious sect, the herring-bone pattern. The pattern was vertically lifted to twenty meters or so. The form emerged not only figure of the architecture, but also the composition of the space. This symbolic and unique form was sustained with sixteen sacred trees on the site cut down by the necessity. This idea infuses the lives of trees, had originally lived for two hundred years in the site, into the architecture." 

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