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2018.04.12

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)

Kanagawa Kenmin Hall 
(Please note that this page was created using Google's automatic translation service and understand that because of this, its translation may not necessarily be accurate.)

Infiltrate an artistic space!
YOKOHAMA ART SPOT FILE

A place that has been watching over the history of Yokohama's art and culture
Kanagawa Prefectural Hall

This time, we would like to introduce the "Kanagawa Prefectural Hall", which opened 40 years ago on January 17, 1975, as Japan's leading large-scale cultural facility. First of all, head to the lobby on the 2nd floor of the building, with guidance from the hall staff.

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)

Wow, it's super cool! !! !! !! !! High ceilings, large glass windows that allow plenty of sunlight, and a tall light tower installed at the information counter. And above all, the design that is a straight line and everything is designed in a square shape with a straight line is too wonderful! This is the first time I'm embarrassed to pay close attention to the construction of the entire hall while using it several times (I'm very sorry!). From lighting to walls to windows and stairs, you can feel the modernism that was popular in the 1950s and 70s. By the way, this lobby is a public space like a hotel lobby, so anyone can enter. There are also chairs available, so while checking out the flyers for the performance, you will find a spacious, air-conditioned space. You can spend a relaxing time here!

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)
On the wall on the left side facing the information counter, works woven based on prints by Shiko Munakata are displayed. Actually, this was originally used as a curtain for a small hall. It's worth a look.

Let's move to the large hall with red carpet.

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)

The lobby for this large hall is also designed to make you feel modernism. The lighting is effective and cool! After all, this also has a design that emphasizes the corners overall. Normally, the entire wall will be used, and a large grid-like window will be provided so that you can see the scenery of Yokohama, which changes its expression depending on the season.

Before entering the big hall, I was taken to the panoramic view spot called Hall staff push. Arrived at the 3rd floor lobby. The entire building is on the 6th floor, so the view from this lobby is the best and the view is great!

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And here is the recommended panoramic view spot!

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)
Did you know that when you head towards the sea from the lobby, there is a triangular space at the end? Standing here, you can see the port of Yokohama over the ginkgo trees. Osanbashi, Yamashita Park, and Honmoku area can be seen on sunny days. At the time of the interview (unfortunately cloudy sky...) It was still a harsh period of summer heat, so moco moco and green are growing under my eyes, but during autumn-winter, it seems that I will change to a line of golden ginkgo trees. If you are coming to the "Kanagawa Prefectural Hall", please come up to the 3rd floor lobby and enjoy the beautiful view of Yokohama below.

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)
This is the 2nd floor lobby. Cube type lighting with a classic design is also wonderful. If you visit Kanagawa Prefectural Hall, check out these interiors!

Now, let's enter the large hall from the 3rd floor lobby.

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)
Anyway it's big! Since this day was a holiday, maintenance and inspections were being done for the next performance. There was a lifting device called "Seri" on the stage, and a red color cone was placed on that day so that the position of "Seri" could be seen. Looking at this, it's a very large space. By the way, how do you think this "seri" part is used? The answer is...Because the entrance is just below this stage, it is used as a carry-in route when setting up a stage set. Various sets that decorate the stage of opera and ballet areIt is carried to the stage by raising and lowering.

And again, the hall staff told me about the seats that we recommend! Inside the front row of seats on both sides, with the stage facing you! For example, if you are on the 3rd floor, click here (the seat part where the seat is down). Seat number "3F 1st row 6th (left side)" and "3F 1st row 53rd (right side)".

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)
As you can see from the back, do you see that the seats on both sides of the 3rd floor are considerably higher than the center seats on the 2nd floor? When you actually sit down, the stage is so close that you can't think of a 3rd floor seat! There are some customers who dare to choose this 3rd floor seat.

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)
If you are on the 2nd floor, seat numbers "2F 1st row 6th (left side)" and "2F 1st row 55th (right side)". I actually sat down to see how close it was, but I was surprised that the stage was really close! Moreover, there is no obstruction in front, so you can see the whole stage perfectly.

Looking at the seats from the stage with the intention of becoming a performer, it looks like this.

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" where you can meet modern architecture of the 70's (1/2)
There are 2,433 seats. This hall boasts an overwhelming size of 2,493 seats including wheelchair seats and standing seats. (When using the orchestra pit, 190 seats on the first floor will be reduced.)

Now, this time. Next time, I will take a look at the stage of the big hall and look behind the scenes! In addition, we sneak into a small hall where pipe organs and chamber music concerts are held! looking forward to

  • Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
  • Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
  • Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
  • Kanagawa Kenmin Hall
  • Kanagawa Kenmin Hall

It was born in 1975 as one of the largest cultural facilities in Japan and a space where you can get acquainted with world-class music, performing arts, and fine arts in a blessed environment such as Yamashita Park, Yokohama Port, and Chinatown. We are engaged in the creation and promotion of arts and culture by holding rich performances centered on artists active in the world.

  • Address
    3-1 Yamashita Town, Naka Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
  • TEL
    045-662-5901
  • Business Hour
    Opening hours: 9: 00 ~ (closing time depends on performance)

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