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INTERIOR - Jiyugakuen Myonichikan School
Tokyo, Japan

Official Jiyu Gakuen Girls' School Website

2013 photos


Dining hall.
The set of old furniture placed in the small dining rooms was designed by Arata Endo. Mr. and Mrs. Hani asked him to make sufficient tables and chairs for all the teachers and students to enjoy meals together.



Dining hall.
The dining hall was planned as the center of the school, which was considered to be a unique design at that time.



Dining hall - V-shaped hanging pendant light
The pendant lighting was not planned in the original blueprint. The lights were supposed to be flush to the ceiling. However, when he visited the construction site it is said Wright found the ceiling was higher than he had thought. As a result he designed the pendant lights.



Dining hall - V-shaped hanging pendant lights 






Dining hall.
Prior to restoration of the dining hall, the kitchen was located just underneath the dining hall.


















Lounge hall, main building fireplace.
Detail below:



The porous volcanic oya stone is used in the fireplace.






 Gray-green Oya stone (from Tochigi Prefecture) for pavements, columns and the lanterns standing in the corridors.

 




Detail below:









Storage screen



Geometric motif in door


WINDOWS


Detail below:






Instead of putting costly stained glass in the windows, Wright arranged wooden window frames and crosspieces in a geometric way. Not only was this economic, but was it successful in creating a unique atmosphere.









Instead of putting costly stained glass in the windows, Wright arranged wooden window frames and crosspieces in a geometric way. Not only was this economic, but was it successful in creating a unique atmosphere.






















FURNITURE








Each chair has a hexagonal back with a horizontal cut.









Wright-designed table lamp



Wright-designed floor lamp ... Detail below:






Photos and their arrangement 2013 Chuck LaChiusa
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