Fujiya Hotel

The Fujiya Hotel (富士屋ホテル?) is a historic hotel in Miyanoshita in Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan.

It was constructed in 1891, and consists of many different parts constructed in a mixture of traditional Japanese and western architecture which was popular during the Meiji period. Many famous guests have stayed there, such as Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria on his tour of Japan in 1893, and John Lennon, Yoko Ono with their son Sean in 1976. On September 6, 1945, agents of the US Counter-Intelligence Corps arrested Gestapo Colonel Josef Albert Meisinger there.

We Japanese

Starting in 1934, the hotel published a series of three books on Japanese customs, with the final volume published in 1949. The three volumes were subsequently bound into one, under the title We Japanese: Being Descriptions of Many of the Customs, Manners, Ceremonies, Festivals, Arts and Crafts of the Japanese, Besides Numerous Other Subjects. Editions were released at least until 1950.

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