Kanda Shrine, also known as “Kanda Myojin,” is a Shinto shrine in Tokyo originally built in the year 730. It’s one of the most historically significant places of worship in the entire capital, but it doesn’t mean it’s averse to progress.
In December this year, the shrine will open their brand new cultural exchange building. The complex will consist of five stories both below and above ground, and feature a café, a theatrical stage, and a hall capable of sitting 400 people with an additional 700 places in the standing section.
Although no exhibitions or performances have been announced yet, we can assume that they will seamlessly mix tradition with modernity. After all, that’s what Kanda Myojin Shrine has been doing for centuries.