Ginzan Onsen Fujiya Hotel
A wooden 4 story Onsen ( Hot spring ) Hotel stands at the bottom of a valley in a region of snow. The existing facade was renovated utilizing wood from the orjinal 100 years old hotel while the interior space was reorganized by a delicate screen made from 4 mm wide slits of bamboo ( Sumushiko ) . An almost transparent stained glass called Dalle de Verre first used in the middle ages is fit into the opening which faces the extorior space. These bamboo screens, neither transparent nor opaque, provide a soft light and shade the interior creating a space to heal and relax, complementing to effects of bathing in an Onsen.
All the information and some pictures had taken from Kengo Kuma' s web page. Others had taken from Fujiya Hotel own page, Uniqhotels' s web page and photographer Jimmy Cohrssen' s web page.