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Inagawa Cemetery / Sayama Lakeside Cemetery

Creating a “Place of Prayer:” Instilling Architecture with a Sense of Eternity

Inagawa CemeteryPhoto by Keiko Sasaoka

The Boenfukyukai Foundation has promoted the construction of new facilities in hopes to create a "place of prayer" that is interdenominational and welcomes all people in harmony regardless of religion or race. In May this year, Inagawa Cemetery saw the completion of a chapel and visitor centre on its grounds, designed by world-renowned architect David Chipperfield. Furthermore, we are pleased to introduce the Community Hall of Sayama Lakeside Cemetery that has welcomed visitors since its opening in 2013, and the Sayama Forest Chapel, a recipient of the ARCASIA Award for Architecture 2016.