The Indigenous Patterns and Hotel Okura

The Indigenous Patterns and Hotel Okura
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The Indigenous Patterns and Hotel OkuraThe Indigenous Patterns and Hotel OkuraThe Indigenous Patterns and Hotel OkuraThe Indigenous Patterns and Hotel Okura

Edited by Iwajiro Noda.

Tokyo. Hotel Okura. 1982. Revised edition. Blue cloth-bound hardback with silver titles, printed card slipcase. 104 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour. 315 x 230mm (12 x 9"). 0.95kg. . Japanese & English. Fine; very slight wear and some browning to card slipcase; book is in excellent condition.

The Hotel Okura in Tokyo was first opened in 1962. The hotel was a luxurious example of the best in modernist design, whilst also being a living museum to traditional Japanese arts and decoration. The main wing was demolished in 2015 and a new taller building is currently under construction. The Indigenous Patterns and Hotel Okura is a historic document of the fittings and fixtures, the materials, designs and patterns used in this modernist masterpiece.