Hotel Okura

The historic lobby and main wing of the Hotel Okura is¬†already gone, in the process of an extended renovation ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics. From the time the hotel opened in 1962, it has been an iconic building, hosting U.S. Presidents and ¬†heads of states from around the world. The hotel’s Orchid Room…

Godzilla’s Head

No, this isn’t the result of decapitating the atomic beast from the depths of the Pacific Ocean, but a promo piece from the 2014 remake of the 1954 classic monster film. The 12m tall head debuted outside Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi, but its permanent home is atop the Toho Cinemas / Gracery Hotel in Shinjuku’s…