The Circular Hall

Approximately 20 meters in diameter and 10 meters in height, this round hall has a dome ceiling and its walls are mainly in Italian marble stones so that the grains of each member are seamlessly joined. The mosaic floor with hexagonal patterns is executed with 10 varieties, collected from six countries (Italy, Portugal, India, Iran, Cuba and Greece), sprinkled with fossils which speak of the ages of the stones and their homelands.

The most notable feature of this circular hall is the Japan’s largest kaleidoscope projected on the ceiling, created by award-winning kaleidoscope artists Mitsuru and Yuriko Yoda. The couple is Japan’s first artists who won the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society Grand Prix two consecutive years (2005 and 2006). The accompanying music was composed by Yuriko Nakamura specially for our projection mapping.