right had long been intrigued by Japanese culture (he was an avid collector
of Japanese prints), so when the opportunity came to build a project in Tokyo, the
Imperial Hotel he lobbied for the project. Commissioned in 1916, the hotel was to represent the emergence
of Japan as a modern nation and symbolize Japans relation to the West. To that end, Wright designed the building as a hybrid of Japanese and Western architecture.
The Imperial Hotel was demolished in 1968. The entrance lobby was saved and
reconstructed at the Meiji Mura architecture museum in Nagoya.