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Taira no Takafusa Ryoukan
Japan

This is the dinning room of an old style ryoukan (hotel) in the japanese mountains near Nikko.

The ryoukan actually used to be in another location (30Kms away) which was submerged by a lake after the construction of a dam in the area.

As part of the negotiations to agree with the project, this building was actually dismantled from its original location and rebuilt exactly as the original one.

Copyright: Thomas Humeau
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6432x3216
Taken: 08/11/2009
Uploaded: 18/11/2009
Updated: 23/09/2014
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Tags: japan; tatami; style; indoor; old; chemney; ryoukan; hotel; dinning
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