The RubyWorld 2009 conference was held at Matsue’s own conference center, Kunibiki Messe. It’s a cool place and I couldn’t resist taking a bunch of pictures.

(For context, see 島根 September — RubyWorld.)

Here’s a picture of the outside, courtesy of Wikipedia.

Kunibiki Messe, Matsue, Shimane

The main conference room was that big bulge at the right; it’s not obvious in the picture that it’s semi-circular. In my last write-up there’s a picture of Matsue Mayor Matsuura standing with his back to that window you can see stretching around it.

Anyhow, in that picture you can see that the building has a large transparent section in the middle; I got stuck in there taking pictures in every which direction. Here they are.

Interior of Kunibiki Messe, Matsue, Shimane
· · ·
Interior of Kunibiki Messe, Matsue, Shimane
· · ·
Interior of Kunibiki Messe, Matsue, Shimane
· · ·
Interior of Kunibiki Messe, Matsue, Shimane
· · ·
Interior of Kunibiki Messe, Matsue, Shimane

It’s graceful and elegant and also fun, something architecture too rarely even tries for.

Practically speaking, the rooms worked just fine; decent acoustics and lights and A/V. If you happen to want to run a conference in off-the-beaten-track Japan, you could do a lot worse.


author · Dad · software · colophon · rights

September 14, 2009
· Technology (81 fragments)
· · Ruby (93 more)
· The World (112 fragments)
· · Places
· · · Japan (4 fragments)
· · · · Shimane (8 more)
· Arts (11 fragments)
· · Photos (936 more)

By .

I am an employee
of Amazon.com, but
the opinions expressed here
are my own, and no other party
necessarily agrees with them.

A full disclosure of my
professional interests is
on the author page.