IMPERIAL HOTEL

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  • The Peacock Ballroom

    The Peacock Ballroom

    The Peacock Ballroom

    Everywhere the eye turned were intricately embellished
    designs in terra cotta, volcanic stone, brick and mortar.
    Gilt peacock themes appealed in massive Oya stone relief,
    frescoes and trim work. Very little was left unembellished,
    from the surreal light fixtures to the chairs.

  • The Main Lobby

    The Main Lobby

    The Main Lobby

    Ceiling-to-floor pillars in
    terra cotta tiling housed
    lighting against a back
    drop of green, highly
    porous Oya volcanic
    tuff.
    Over the decades,
    the Imperial’s lobby was
    the scene of numerous
    intrigues and visits by
    the world's most famous
    statesmenand celebrities.

  • The Pillars of Wright

    The Pillars of Wright

    The Pillars of Wright

    Caved into the surface of walls and pillars throughout
    the hotel's many low rise wings were the architect's countless,
    elegant art deco patterns.

  • Drama

    Drama

    Imperial hotel 23 Drama

    The Imperial housed not only many of the city’s
    most spacious and fully appointed ballrooms,
    it also housed a huge, state-of-the-art theater.
    The Peacock Ballroom was the scene of wildly
    popular pre war dance parties that were
    discontinued as the nation grew closer to wartime.

AN OASIS OF PATRICIAN PLEASURES

A BREATH-TAKING, TEMPLE
OF SUMPTUOUS EAST-WEST SETTINGS AND
ENDEARING JAPANESE HOSPITALITY

Graphics of Old Imperial Hotel.

In1923, the great, dramatically expanding capital city of
Japan founded itself host to a striking new complex of elaborate,
richly ornamented yellow brick and volcanic tuff stone buildings
housing symmetrical mazes of vast hallways, salons and guestrooms.
From the spaces to the furnishings to the silverware to the artwork,
almost everything came from the mind of the brilliantly gifted
Frank Lloyd Wright. It immediately became the talk of the town.

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