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 (12½ 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.