Saturday, September 8, 2012

LACMA's Pavilion for Japanese Art

LACMA's Pavilion for Japanese Art- interior, 3rd floor
LACMA's Pavilion for Japanese Art is one of the coolest buildings I have been in-- it is so organic and flowing, almost a textbook example of organic architecture. It was liking walking inside a snail, the way it spirals and curves.

Netsuku are tiny sculptures that I like to think of as ancient Re-Ment. They are used to weigh down the ties around the waist of a kimono (since there are no pockets, they hang objects from a belt around the kimono).

Second floor of the Pavilion

View from inside the Pavilion to outside (the Tar Pits are right next door)