Mar 23, 2015

Hotel Okura

Stepping into the iconic Hotel Okura feels a bit like stepping back in time, to 1960s Tokyo that is. An absolute gem for the design-obsessed and diplomats alike, the hotel's main wing is set for demolition and reconstruction this summer (which has been met with much objection, of course). I'm so glad I had a chance on my February Tokyo trip to see the original design before construction started.






21 comments :

  1. The geometric detail on the windows just slays me. So beautiful. Can't wait to go back to Tokyo.

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  2. Woah, it's amazing. I love how it is so modern, yet hasn't lost its distinct Japanese style.

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  3. What a stunning space and it's a shame they don't see this space working anymore - I really like it and looks very tranquil. I imagine it will be all cream/gold/olive hues like the one in Macau - also very nice but very different to this 1960s design.

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  4. I love Japanese architecture and design. It makes me miss Japan!

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  5. Beautiful photos, as always! <3

    madeline
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  6. Wow, I can't believe this gorgeous place is going to be torn down! :( Your photos are always so gorgeous and I'm a huge fan!

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  7. How sad that they are demolishing it!

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  8. oh my, how absolutely gorgeous. i cannot believe they want to reconstruct this!? as soon as i saw the photos i was thinking i should see how much it is per night there! but alas, i will only get there in winter time. pity.

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  9. Incredible architectural details here - everything looks so geometric and perfect! And yet, still so Japanese. Great photos! xx

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure

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  10. Your photography skill makes any space stunning! Thank you for sharing :)

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  11. Beautiful space, beautiful photos. I love how you picked up all the glossy surfaces, from the glass to lacquered wood.

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  12. nice hotel for having fun n enjoying in holiday. nice place for rest.....

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  13. Does anyone know what is the lens she is using for these photos?
    Thanks

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    1. It's the 35mm for the Sony a7r series.

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