The Modernization of Traditional Pleasure


Miyuki-no-ma, located in a large Japanese garden at the Hasshokan restaurant, was built in 1950 to accommodate Emperor Showa when he attended the National Sports Festival. Incorporating modern elements into a traditional sukiya-zukuri-style form, the architect created a space in which a sense of calm arises from the restrained interior and the garden. This noble, pleasant design reflects the fact that the word miyuki (imperial visit) referred not only to the emperor’s formal visits but also to his other frequent trips to places of natural beauty.

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