"100 Views of Great Tokyo in the Shōwa Era" by Koizumi Kishio / kk083_1936_w016_hotel
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The Imperial Hotel, designed by the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867–1959), was constructed between
1916 and 1922. It was the most important place for foreign visitors to gather in Tokyo, serving as both hotel
and social club. The hotel survived the 1923 earthquake because of its innovative construction techniques.
Koizumi shows the façade adorned with chrysanthemums, symbols of Japanese national identity.

Entrance of the Imperial Hotel (#83), October 1936 [November 1936]

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