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Love Hotels

Author : Rod Slemmons
ISBN : 0811856410
Genre : Photography
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A provocative compendium of photographs journeys inside the fantasy rooms of the Japanese love hotel, capturing an array of theme rooms, designed to be rented by the hour for amorous liaisons, that range from a simulated subway car to a religious bondage room.
Category: Photography

Japanese Love Hotels

Author : Sarah Chaplin
ISBN : 9780415415859
Genre : History
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Drawing on theories of place, consumption and identity, Sarah Chaplin details the evolution of the love hotel in urban Japan since the 1950s. Love hotels emerged in the late 1950s following a ban of licensed prostitution, then were extremely popular in the 1970s, were then legislated against in the 1980s and are now perceived as ‘leisure’, ‘fashion’ or ‘boutique’ hotels. Representing a timely opportunity to capture and evaluate the dying manifestations of an important era in Japanese social and cultural history, this book provides a critical account of the love hotel as a unique typology. It considers its spatial, aesthetic, semiotic, and locational denotations and connotations, which results in a richly nuanced cultural reading. The love hotel is presented as a key indicator of social and cultural change in post-war Japan, and as such this book will be of interest to a wide and international readership including students of Japanese culture, society and architecture.
Category: History

Japanese Love Hotels

Author : Sarah Chaplin
ISBN : 9781134118694
Genre : Architecture
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Drawing on theories of place, consumption and identity, Sarah Chaplin details the evolution of the love hotel in urban Japan since the 1950s. Love hotels emerged in the late 1950s following a ban of licensed prostitution, then were extremely popular in the 1970s, were then legislated against in the 1980s and are now perceived as ‘leisure’, ‘fashion’ or ‘boutique’ hotels. Representing a timely opportunity to capture and evaluate the dying manifestations of an important era in Japanese social and cultural history, this book provides a critical account of the love hotel as a unique typology. It considers its spatial, aesthetic, semiotic, and locational denotations and connotations, which results in a richly nuanced cultural reading. The love hotel is presented as a key indicator of social and cultural change in post-war Japan, and as such this book will be of interest to a wide and international readership including students of Japanese culture, society and architecture.
Category: Architecture

Hotels In Japan

Author : LLC Books
ISBN : 1156043387
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Awaji Yumebutai, Capsule hotel, Fujiya Hotel, Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa, Hoshi Ryokan, Hotel New Grand, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Imperial Hotel (company), Keio Plaza Hotel, Kobe Meriken Park Oriental Hotel, K shien Hotel, Love hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo, Mielparque, Nakano Sun Plaza, Nara Hotel, New Otani, New Sanno Hotel, Nikko Hotels, Nikk Kanaya Hotel, Nisiyama Onsen Keiunkan, Okura Hotels, Oriental Hotel (Kobe, Japan), Palace Hotel, Tokyo, Prince Hotels, Ryokan (Japanese inn), Sakan Ryokan, Sapporo Grand Hotel, Sendai Sun Plaza, Swissotel Nankai Osaka, Takahan Ryokan, The Peninsula Tokyo, The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa, Tosen Goshobo, Toyoko Inn, Yokohama Landmark Tower. Excerpt: A love hotel is a type of short-stay hotel found around the world operated primarily for the purpose of allowing couples privacy for sexual activities. The name originates from "Hotel Love" in Osaka which was built in 1968 and had a rotating sign. Love hotels can usually be identified using symbols such as hearts and the offer of a room rate for a "rest" ky kei) as well as for an overnight stay. The period of a "rest" varies, typically ranging from one to three hours. Cheaper daytime off-peak rates are common. In general, reservations are not possible, leaving the hotel will forfeit access to the room, and overnight stay rates only become available after 10:00 p.m. These hotels may be used for prostitution, although they are sometimes used by budget-travelers sharing accommodation. Entrances are discreet and interaction with staff is minimized, with rooms often selected from a panel of buttons and the bill settled by pneumatic tube, automatic cash machines, or a pair of hands behind a pane of frosted glass. Although cheaper hotels are often quite utilitarian, higher-end hotels may feature fanciful rooms decorated with anime characters, equipped with rotating beds, ceiling mirrors, karaoke machines, or strange lighting, or may be styled similarly to dungeons, sometimes including S&M gear. These hotels are typically either concentrated in city districts close to stations, near highways on the city outskirts, or in industrial districts. Love hotel architecture is sometimes garish, with buildings shaped like castles, boats or UFOs and lit with neon lighting. However, some more recent love hotels are very ordinary looking buildings, distinguished mainly by having small, covered, or even no windows. The history of love hotels rabu hoteru) can be traced back to the early Edo Period, when establishments appearing to be inns or teahouses with particular procedures for a discreet entry or even with secret tunnels for a discreet exit were built in Edo and in Kyoto. Modern love
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Law In Everyday Japan

Author : Mark D. West
ISBN : 9780226894096
Genre : Law
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Lawsuits are rare events in most people's lives. High-stakes cases are even less commonplace. Why is it, then, that scholarship about the Japanese legal system has focused almost exclusively on epic court battles, large-scale social issues, and corporate governance? Mark D. West's Law in Everyday Japan fills a void in our understanding of the relationship between law and social life in Japan by shifting the focus to cases more representative of everyday Japanese life. Compiling case studies based on seven fascinating themes—karaoke-based noise complaints, sumo wrestling, love hotels, post-Kobe earthquake condominium reconstruction, lost-and-found outcomes, working hours, and debt-induced suicide—Law in Everyday Japan offers a vibrant portrait of the way law intermingles with social norms, historically ingrained ideas, and cultural mores in Japan. Each example is informed by extensive fieldwork. West interviews all of the participants-from judges and lawyers to defendants, plaintiffs, and their families-to uncover an everyday Japan where law matters, albeit in very surprising ways.
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Looking For The Maneki Neko Love Hotel

Author : Christine Kriha Kastner
ISBN : 9781496927767
Genre : TRAVEL
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Japan has long been known as the Land of the Rising Sun, but it is now better known as the Land of Cat-Cafes, Green-Tea Matcha Lattes, Love-Hotels and Orion Beer Together, Don and Christine Kastner traveled to Japan to attend the 5th Uchinanchu Festival on the small Pacific island of Okinawa, where Chris once lived as a teenager in the 1960s with her U.S. Army father and family. The sound of choppers hovering overhead . . . takes me back to my childhood. I grew up hearing them in the background . . . or coming in for a landing. It was a comforting background sound--along with the roar of jets streaking through the skies. I was a military brat.
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Japanese

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ISBN : 2831562678
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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With more than 1,200 useful phrases and expressions and over 2,300 words covering just about any situation a traveler is likely to encounter, Berlitz Phrase Books remain the unparalleled market leader. Maps. Index.
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Lost Girls And Love Hotels

Author : Catherine Hanrahan
ISBN : 9780062003614
Genre : Fiction
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Now a feature film starring Alexandra Daddario An achingly honest debut novel of memory, self-destruction, and relationships set in contemporary Tokyo Sometimes, when I’m staring down a room of Japanese stewardesses-in-training, looking across a sea of shiny black coifs, a chorus line of stockinged legs, knees together, toes to the side, when I’m chanting, “Sir, you are endangering yourself and other passengers!” I think I should have let my brother stab me . . . Margaret is doing everything in her power to forget home. And Tokyo’s red light district—teeming with intoxicants, pornography, and seedy love hotels—is almost enough to keep at bay memories of her brother Frank’s descent into schizophrenia. But sobriety brings the past flooding back, along with a pervasive fear that she, too, is destined to battle mental illness. Working as an English specialist at a training academy for Japanese stewardesses by day, and losing herself at night in drugs, alcohol, and S&M fueled sex in the arms of anonymous men, Margaret numbs her loneliness with self destruction, wondering when she’ll take things too far. And when she falls for a married man who is part of Tokyo’s illicit underworld, their relationship might finally force her hand. . . .
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Vignettes Of Japan

Author : Celeste Heiter
ISBN : 0971594023
Genre : Travel
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Fifty vignettes of everyday life in Japan, seen through the eyes of an American woman teaching English there. From the Art of Tea to Zen Buddhism, these short essays, illustrated by beautiful color photographs, take the armchair traveler on an exploration of this often mysterious culture.
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The Themed Space

Author : Scott A. Lukas
ISBN : 0739121421
Genre : Architecture
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The Themed Space: Locating Culture, Nation and Self is the first edited collection focused on the subject of the themed space. Twelve authors address a range of themed spaces, including restaurants, casinos, theme parks and other spaces like airports and virtual reality ones. The text is organized into four sections-theming as authenticity, theming as nation, theming as person and theming as mind.
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Love Hotels

Author : Ed Jacob
ISBN : 1435741862
Genre : Japanese
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Japan's love hotels are kinky, high-tech sexual spaces where couples live out sexual fantasies in pirate ship rooms, playboy grottos, princesses' bed chambers, or S&M dungeons. Love hotels takes you behind the scenes of Japan's wildest sexual spaces, with detailed descriptions of the best hotels, interviews with owners and designers, and bizarre stories of love, sex, and crime, along with the incredible history of how this fascinating institution evolved. Contains dozens of photos of the best love hotels in Japan.
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Globe

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ISBN : UOM:39015068900631
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Cosmopolitan

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Doing Business With Japan

Author : Kazuo Nishiyama
ISBN : 0824821270
Genre : Business & Economics
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Despite Japan's Westernization, the country has remained "uniquely" Japanese. This text offers insight into Japan and its people to facilitate Western business dealings in the country. It ranges from interpersonal communication to decision-making styles, negotiating tactics and business contacts.
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New Interior Design

Author : Nigel Coates
ISBN : 1856693880
Genre : Architecture
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The book is designed to give a stimulating idea of the current direction of international interior design by Nigel Coates, one of the foremost practitioners in the field. The author has selected approximately 30 international designers whose work he thinks is especially interesting. The book will then present a selection of work by these designers in such a way that the relations between different designers (both the differences and similarities) are brought out as well as broader themes in current interior design. While each project selected will be featured over a series of pages, the same project may crop up at various other points through book. The purpose of this is to draw comparisons between each project by letting them cross over into one another’s territory. Hence ‘Collidoscope’, the provisional title of the publication. As such, it should work both as a sourcebook with reference to current tendencies in design and to the ideas that underpin them. It will foreground the designers yet raise challenging differences and overlaps between them.
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Japan

Author : Chris Rowthorn
ISBN : 0864426933
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Offers a huge range of affordable accommodation, shopping and eating options - Chapter on language - Detailed maps - Performing arts - Travel within the country - Arts and architecture - Religion.
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Japan

Author : Brian Reading
ISBN : UOM:35128001317914
Genre : Business & Economics
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Behind the overwhelming economic and material success of Japan and the Japanese lies a hara-kiri economy, society and political system set to self-destruct. This timely, probing and provocative report on the Japanese miracle describes the looming crisis the country faces in the 1990s. Three rival politico-economic systems have dominated the postwar world: Communist dictatorship, capitalist democracy and neofeudal Japanese corporatism. After the war the Japanese people had nothing. Today they are among the wealthiest in the world. Japan's unique one-party system has produced an economic miracle, and the Japanese success is envied by all. Yet it is deeply flawed. Japan's political economy is unstable. Japan has become a nation of wealth, unfairly obtained and unequally shared, run by venal politicians for the benefit of their corrupt paymasters. Though Japan is materially rich, the quality of life for ordinary Japanese remains depressingly poor. Like Russians, Czechs, Hungarians and Poles, the Japanese recognise the superiority of free-market democracy. They are clamouring for reform. But reform requires that wealth be redistributed from the one-third who own everything to the two-thirds who own nothing. Consensus politics cannot deliver this. It is doomed. The factious ruling party is collapsing in a welter of scandal. Confrontational politics will follow, leading to civil disorder and violence. The country faces its worst economic and political crisis since the war. Its collapse will not be as cataclysmic as that of Communism. Nevertheless, Japan has entered a decade of turbulence.
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Pink Samurai

Author : Nicholas Bornoff
ISBN : 0671742655
Genre : Prostitution
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A probing look at Japanese sexuality, relationships, and love combines serious reporting and exhaustive research to offer a deeper understanding of the relations between the sexes in Japan
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Designing The Modern Interior

Author : Penny Sparke
ISBN : UCSD:31822036273308
Genre : Architecture
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Presents a history of interior design from the late 19th to the 21st centuries, and examines particular characteristics that are consistent across this period.
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