Miho Museum

The mystic peach blossom valley

By Hoyee Tse    - 1 min read

Sometimes visiting a museum provides insights beyond that of art, science or history of its collection. The construction and building of the museum itself can be a wonder. I.M. Pei, a contemporary master architect, based the design of Miho Museum on a Chinese poem about the fisherman's accidental discovery of the Peach Blossom Valley. Visitors trace the path from the reception through a tunnel to the exhibition space. The entire experience is a modern version of that fisherman: from the ordinary man-made world, journeying in the quiet and softly lit tunnel and then immersing yourself in the nature’s paradise. In addition, the museum offers you rare and exquisite antiquities from every continent.

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Hoyee Tse

Hoyee Tse @hoyee.tse

Art, architecture, comics and fashion, every aspect of culture is fascinating. To me, the interplay between innovation and tradition is the greatest attraction of Japan.