Retro Japan in photos: art along the staircase of a historic Tokyo hotel leaves visitors in awe

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Retro Japan in photos: art along the staircase of a historic Tokyo hotel leaves visitors in awe – the Mainichi









































































































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“The Jippo Room” along the “Hyakudan Kaidan” staircase of the Gajoen Tokyo hotel is seen in the Meguro district of the capital on January 6, 2021. On the ceiling are traditional Japanese paintings by the artist “nihonga” Araki Jippo (1872-1944), which depict flowers and birds in the four seasons. (Mainichi / Akihiro Ogomori)


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  • Fan-shaped plaques, believed to bring good luck, are attached to the corners of the window frame grilles to fortify them at the Gajoen Tokyo Hotel in the capital's Meguro district on January 6, 2021 (Mainichi / Akihiro Ogomori)
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  • This photo taken at the Gajoen Tokyo hotel in the capital's Meguro district on January 6, 2021 shows the view from the top of the
  • The Gajoen Tokyo hotel is seen in the Meguro district of the capital on January 6, 2021 (Mainichi / Akihiro Ogomori)
  • Decorative paintings on the ceiling, which can be seen going up the






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