Miho Museum (Japan)
The Miho Museum is located in the North-East of Kyoto among the forested mountains. In spring, a visitor can witness the Sakura blossom and a bit farther opening beautiful views of the courtyards and galleries of the Museum.
The Museum was named after its spiritual founder, Mrs. Mihoko Koyama, who wished to build a museum in the heart of the mountains, near the main temple of the Sumei school. Famous Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei, the designer of the Louvre pyramid, was commissioned to create the Miho Museum.
He made most of roofs and walls of glass. The architect finished his work in 1997.
The museum is literally steeped in the sunlight and air of the mountain forest. All the exhibits are demonstrated in accordance with their color and shape, the logic of light falling, and the configuration of the surrounding space.