KOBE, JAPAN: THE YAMAMURA HOUSE a.k.a. YODOKO GUEST HOUSE, PT. 1

The only surviving Frank Lloyd Wright residence in Japan. Construction began in 1918. It was the summer villa of Tazaemon Yamamura, a wealthy sake brewer.

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“As we live and as we are, Simplicity – with a capital “S” – is difficult to comprehend nowadays. We are no longer truly simple. We no longer live in simple terms or places. Life is a more complex struggle now. It is now valiant to be simple: a courageous thing to even want to be simple. It is a spiritual thing to comprehend what simplicity means.”
Frank Lloyd Wright

4jun14. Ashiya, Kobe, Japan.