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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Friday, January 15, 2010

Daisenya, Shizuoka, Japan




My first time to stay at an old historical inn or ryokan with an onsen was at a place called Daisenya, located in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. The building was old and tembling with creaking floors and drafty spaces and so fascinating and allowed me the chance to study the way spaces were laid out, tatami mat orientations, and shoji window and door screen details. Sadly, I have heard that the inn was demolished and replaced with a far less interesting structure made of concrete and steel...

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