I leaped with an umbrella on hand towards the tunnel that would transport me to a place where space blends perfectly with its surrounding. On that rainy morning I ventured from Kyoto to discover a space turned to a museum that houses a private collection of one of the wealthiest women in Japan.
The Miho museum has some Japanese treasures as well as Roman mosaics and Egyptian and Persian Art. I was not so interested in the collection in itself. I had come to find inspiration in the buildings architecture that was carved out of a rocky mountaintop.
I.M.Pei is the master behind this project. He also has under his belt the construction of the glass-and-steel pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris. I knew this places would not disappoint. Only after climbing a sloping path, passing through a tunnel and crossing to a bridge is the property found.
The Miho Museum has glass sloped walls that fit perfectly with the landscape. This is a place to find harmony with nature. I loved every minute spend here.