Fujiya Hotel

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Fujiya Hotel
Fujiya-Hotel-main-bldg-1.jpg
Main building
General information
Location Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan
Coordinates Coordinates: 35°14′39″N 139°03′33″E / 35.244235°N 139.059123°E / 35.244235; 139.059123
Opening 1891
Website
www.fujiyahotel.jp

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 1978. The hotel was a refuge for Europeans during World War II, including German Ambassador Heinrich Georg Stahmer.[1] On September 6, 1945, agents of the US Counter-Intelligence Corps arrested Gestapo Colonel Josef Albert Meisinger there.[2]

We Japanese[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kluckhohn, Frank "TOKYO TIES WEAK, REICH ENVOY SAYS: HEADQUARTERS OF SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER IN JAPAN," New York Times, Sep 5, 1945.
  2. ^ "Swiss Neutral Claims Nazis are Still on the Loose in Japan," Spartanburg Herald-Journal, May 12, 1946, p. A5.
  3. ^ We Japanese (combined edition), Fujiya Hotel, Ltd., Miyanoshita, Hakone, Japan, 1950. printed by Yamagata Press, Yokohama

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