The Indigenous Patterns and Hotel Okura
30cm x 23cm. 104 pages, illustrations, some colour, 1 folding colour plate. Blue cloth, silver lettering, no slipcase. Text is bilingual, English and Japanese.
Photographic record of the iconic luxury Hotel Okura and of the classical Japanese art and design contained therein. Opening in 1962 Hotel Okura played host to famed international dignitaries and diplomats. Murakami mentions Okura in 1Q84 and James Bond stays at the Okura in You Only Live Twice. This is the first edition, with a revised edition produced in 1982 recording the expansion of the hotel with the opening of the south wing in 1973. Despite outcry the historic main wing was demolished in 2015 to make way for a modern redevelopment which opened in 2019.
Slight discolouration to cloth. Minor rub to spine at tail of upper joint. The colour folding plate of Mt. Fuji and Hotel Okura by Ken-ichi Shigeoka loosely laid in. Very Good Condition.
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