Miho Museum is located in southeast of Kyoto, Japan. I.M. Pei was commissioned by Mrs. Koyama in 1991.
When Pei saw the mountainous location that the Miho Museum would be, he recalled a classic Chinese poetry entitled the "Peach Blossom Spring" written by Tao Yuan Ming in the 4th century. Pei's idea was bringing that Peach Blossom discovery joy of the fishman to the arrival of the Miho Museum site.