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70年代のモダン建築に出会える「神奈川県民ホール」(2/2)
2018.04.12

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

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

We will continue to introduce you to the "Kanagawa Prefectural Hall"! Last time I introduced you to the large hall. Let's take a special look at the stage this time and show us the real face of the spacious "sacred place" that you can't usually see up close. The top image above is a shot of the seats seen from the stage! It would be happy if we were applauded by the crowd.

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" (2/2) where you can meet modern architecture of the 70s
On a wide stage. The part surrounded by color cones is the "seri" part that I introduced last time. This large hall has a frontage of 20 meters! It is 10 meters high, 18 meters deep, and has an area of 1,337 square meters. This area has been around for 40 years since it opened. It seems that there were few theaters where full-scale opera could be performed, so it was a valuable presence.

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" (2/2) where you can meet modern architecture of the 70s
There are flower paths on both sides of the stage. It seems that it was installed 40 years ago because Kabuki was still popular as a performance in public halls, but there is such a flower path and it is still uncommon in theaters today to perform operas.

It Then, from here, I went through the backstage to the small hall.
"Kanagawa prefectural hall" (2/2) where you can meet modern architecture of the 70s
This is a place called "Kamite Tamari", where performers waiting for their turn are waiting. This place during the performance is sure to have a tight air.

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

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" (2/2) where you can meet modern architecture of the 70s
As I walked through the backyard, I arrived at a small hall. This is one of the dressing rooms used by the performers in the small hall. Imagine wearing makeup in front of a mirror... I can't usually get in, so I was thrilled and took a photo at the dressing room.

And we've arrived at the small hall! Suddenly the "Pipe Organ" appeared in front of me.
"Kanagawa prefectural hall" (2/2) where you can meet modern architecture of the 70s

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

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Used for pipe organs and chamber music concerts, this small hall is 13 meters wide, 7.4 meters high, and 6.6 meters deep, much smaller than a large hall. But that's nice! You can feel the sound directly on your skin, or you can feel your breath... It's a hall full of charm that is different from the big stage.

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

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

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

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" (2/2) where you can meet modern architecture of the 70s
This pipe organ was built by the Johannes Kreis organ builder (people who make organs) in line with the opening in January 1975. It was the first Japanese pipe organ installed in a public hall. Basically pipe organ ~ This is a popular name only in Japan. Strictly speaking, "organ" is made one by one according to the building considering not only the size and height, but also the construction materials and environment. There are many things. No two things are the same. Only one organ in the world is waiting for you in the small hall of "Kanagawa Prefectural Hall"!

I was very lucky on this day when I was allowed to film for coverage. Because……

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

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

Once a month, he will perform at many concerts both in Japan and overseas, including the "Organ Promenade Concert", which was planned to be used to get familiar with the organ, using about 30 minutes on weekday lunch breaks. Yumiko Ogino, an organist who is also the “Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Adviser”, came by accident to play the organ! Organs are delicate creatures. In order to always be able to produce the original sound of the instrument in the best conditions, it is necessary to “play in” between concerts. It was a great opportunity, so I had them actually play it, and I also received a few words about the charm of this small hall. (Thank you Professor Ogino for smiling and responding to the sudden "please comment!")

"Kanagawa prefectural hall" (2/2) where you can meet modern architecture of the 70s
"The charm of this small hall is that it is close to the customer. Since the audience seats are installed at the same height as the stage, it is a unique feature that you can see the organ playing carefully nearby. It's a wonderful space where the organist can feel the customer, and the customer feels the organist together.” (Mr. Yumiko Ogino)

Starting from the lobby of the entrance, we covered plenty of view spots overlooking the port of Yokohama, the large hall, the backstage, and the small hall. The architecture is wonderful and we have rediscovered new charms that we have never noticed before! This year's 40th anniversary! Memorial event is also preparedPlease check it out!

And here is the performance of Yumiko Ogino who appeared! Why don't you wrap yourself up in the majestic and beautiful organ sounds before the Christmas day?
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Celebration! 40th anniversary of opening!
Organ Promenade Concert vol.346
[Period] December 11, 2015 (Friday)
[Time] 12:20 ~ (12:00 opening)
[Venue] Kanagawa Prefectural Hall Small Hall
[Cast] Yumiko Ogino (Organ)
[Fee] (All seats are free) Free
*Please refrain from entering preschool children.
[Contact] Venue 045-633-3798

  • 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.

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