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The Leaf Chapel is a small wedding chapel tucked into the grounds of the Risonare Resort in Kobuchizawa, Japan.  Architecture firm Klein Dytham designed a form composed of two "leaves" - one of glass and one of steel - that serve as protection for the interior.  The glass leaf is made of sections that mimic the veins of a real leaf.  The steel leaf is perforated with 4,700 holes is a lace-like pattern, each filled with an acrylic lens.  At the end of the ceremony when the groom lifts the bride’s veil for the  kiss the steel "veil" lifts too, revealing the pond and nature beyond.

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