Wednesday, February 23, 2011

St. Nicholas Churches Around the World - Sapporo, Japan

St. Nicholas Church, Sapporo, Japan
Image Courtesy: St. Nicholas Church
Photo by: T.O.
Today we are travelling to Japan in our look at St. Nicholas Churches Around the World! Located in Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, this beautiful church building was built in 1992. It is designed to resemble Noah's Ark and it most certainly does look like a ship plowing through the waves! It is aptly named in St. Nicholas's honor - he is the patron saint of sailors after all.
It is a United Episcopal Church and holds services each Sunday.
Please visit it's website for more information.
The Altar
Image Courtesy: St. Nicholas Church
Photo by: T.O.
So beautiful... 

24 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

It amazes me how many different styles all these churches are. I am so used to a typical shape that the more modern buildings take some getting used to. Diane

Sara Bentley said...

That truly does look like Noah's ark! You find the most amazing churches to feature... and I just love the variety!

Madi and Mom said...

Ann what a pretty St. Nicholas...and in Japan to boot. That was surprising.

Give Edward a hug from us.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Franz said...

Very pretty,architecture is a little strange.

Ciao Ann!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Ann
It is so amazing to me how many churches have a history behind them. Each unique in it's own way. Thank you for sharing this.
Enjoy your week
Blessings,
Penny

June said...

Hi Ann,
First I have to tell you how much I loved Edward's weekly post. Oh how he must have wanted to get out and talk to those little trespassers! That was so cute!
I loved the beautiful St. Nicholas church in Katakolo. And then to see this very interesting Noah's Ark look a like in Sopporo. What an interesting design for a church. Have you seen this done in other cities? I find this church fascinating.
Hugs to you from here...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Japan too? HOW COOL IS THAT! I was in Japan about 31 years ago! I love that culture and its people. How is sir Edward today and you, yourself dearest?

ENJOY WAITING FOR SPRING!!! Anita

Krystal said...

this one seems unique!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

This one is a really modern design and the altar is plain but never the less lovely.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi Ann
How kind of you to visit Bebe.. Thank you. Yes, would be a wonderful way to spend the summer.
Always a treat to have you visit. Hope all is well with you and yours.
Blessings,
Penny

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

So happy you enjoyed Bebe.. Thank you so much for your sweet thoughts Ann
Blessings,
Penny

Stacey said...

I've never been to Japan and have heard only great things from people who've lived or visited there. This church is quite fascinating! Thanks for sharing. Give Edward a kiss for me too:-). XX

the chirpy bird said...

Amazing! Some of the most amazing architecture is found in Churches...
xx tash

Lynn said...

Hi Ann,
Thanks for your sweet comments about my kitty picture. Your cat Edward is also very cute. I like that you show different churches around the world. They have such diversty of style and architecture.
Have a great weekend.

Michele said...

you share the neatest things Ann! what a treat to see this. xo

Quay Po Cooks said...

Lovely photos. I will never tired of seeing churches, they are so beautiful.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ann, I love seeing all of the St. Nicholas Churches... My hubby is an Episcopalian (I am a Methodist)---but we have been attending the small Episcopal Church here, and we both love it. They have an amazing worship service....

Thanks for sharing..
Hugs,
Betsy

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Lovely pictures, sweet Ann. I love churches, they have something mysterious. I adore the beautiful windows too. Always step into at least one church when visiting a foreign country or even city.
Have a happy weekend!
Love to you xxxx

Pat said...

Love the difference in this church!
Gorgeous xx

Dogwood said...

Very beautiful and unusual.
When do we get to see Edward again?
Is it OK with you if I post a picture of Edward on the sidebar of my blog.

Have a fabulous weekend.
Hugs, Cory/Dogwood

PEA said...

When I first saw the picture, I immediately thought it looked like a ship and I was right! lol Well...the ark, to be exact:-) I love that they built it this way and named it after St. Nicholas.

Hope all is well with you, dear Ann. Have a wonderful weekend:-) xoxo

WhiteWhispers2u said...

I love, love, love Churches any kind of them.Thanks for showing them to all of us and taking us along on your trip.How fun! ~Blessings Kim

Elaine said...

So many beautiful St. Nicholas churches in so many places around the world and such varying styles. The modern buildings have a beauty of their own, but I like the more classical styles best.