Thursday, December 21, 2023

Arcus Sasebo


Arcus Sasebo is a large, new cultural and exhibition centre with several stages and a large auditorium.

It is located close to the station and the port in the renovated downtown area of Sasebo.

It opened in 2000 and was designed by AXS Satow.

A little earlier on my trek around Kyushu I visited another structure by AXS Satow, the Saga Space & Science Museum, and I can detect some stylistic similarities.

Actually I had a bit of trouble finding info on the building because even though its proper name is Arcus, it is most often written as Arkas, which is how the Japanese version of Arcus, Arukasu, is translated back to roman alphabet.

I got to Sasebo late on my 65th day walking around Kyushu and was to spend 3 nights here as a convenient location to get to a cluster of temples in the surrounding area.

The previous post in the series was on the Saikai Bridges...

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