The Stones Born from the Mountains

Seto Inland Sea Folk History Museum

This museum stands on a small mountain that overlooks the sea. The building presents itself like a fort, however the interior is fairly bright due to a skylight provided in the ceiling. Affixed to the outside wall of the building is andesite that had been obtained when part of the mountain had been blasted with dynamite to make space for the construction of the museum. The building seems to deeply harmonize with the mountain upon which it stands, due to its very use of local materials. A sculptor from the local region was responsible for the stone construction, and an individual who at the time had been the chief of the architecture department of the prefectural office oversaw the design of the whole building. The architecture was realized through combining local efforts and materials.

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