The End of an Era for This Hotel

As the life of Tokyo’s iconic Hotel Okura draws to an end, you are invited to experience through this video tour the gracious ways of this much-loved modernist gem. The word “iconic” is tediously overused but this hotel, a landmark since 1962, fully deserves the label. In September 2015 the best bit of the most loved hotel in Tokyo will be torn down by its owners to make way for a 38-story glass tower. It will be a heartbreaking and irreparable loss.

Video by monoclemagazine