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2020年7月8日

    • July 8, 2020
    • April 25, 2022

    God Is in the Details?

      Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel The Imperial Hotel was built in 1923, demolished in 1967. Only the entrance is still left as a museum in a small city far away from Tokyo where it was built. In order to make it the best hotel in Asia, the hotel company placed an order for Frank Lloyd Wright to design it. The name of the architect is one of the big factors for the building to go down in history, but there’s another big factor. On the very day of unveiling the hotel, the Great Kanto Earthquake hit Tokyo and claimed more than 140000 lives. In such an unprecedented disaster, it remained intact.   God in the decorations I visited the museum sometimes when I lived near the small city. What impressed me most is the decorations on the windows and pillars. Due to the natural light through the window decorations […]