"100 Views of Great Tokyo in the Shōwa Era" by Koizumi Kishio / kk052_1934_w054_palace
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"It's beautiful like the palace in fairyland. It's a guesthouse for foreign diplomats. The
emperor Pu Yi of Manchuria stayed here two times." — Koizumi Kishio, ca. 1940.

Designed in imitation of European palaces, the Akasaka Palace
was originally planned in 1897 as the residence of Crown Prince Haru. Completed in 1909, it survived the
earthquake and was used as a guesthouse for important visitors, including Edward, Prince of Wales (the future
Duke of Windsor). Its lavish interiors were decorated with eclectic high-style French furnishings.

Detached Palace [Akasaka] (Formerly Palace of Crown Prince) (#52), June 1934

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