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BAUHAUS EXPERIMENT
Kyu-Hyuga-Bettei at Atami Hyuga Villa| 旧日向別邸 ブルーノ・タウト「熱海の家」

Photo © Roland Hagenberg

Rihei Hyuga was a successful businessman who made his riches supplying match factories in Japan with phosphorus. When Hyuga wanted a room extension for ping-pong tables, he met one of the most important city planners, designers, and architectural thinkers of his time: Bruno Taut. The German polymath had found himself out of work when fleeing Nazi Germany in 1933, and Hyuga’s job offer was a gift from heaven. The centerpiece of Taut’s annex became a ballroom that he equipped with light bulbs on a string used by Japanese fishermen to lure fish. The ping-pong tables never had a chance.

Address : 8-37 Kasuga-cho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka 413-0005

Phone : +81-557-81-2747

Region : Shizuoka | Atami

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Official Site : Link

Admission : Adults : ¥300 / High school and junior high school students : ¥200 / Elementary school students and younger : Free
Reservation Required

Hours : 10:00 to 16:00 (Last entry 1 hour before closing)
Closed Weekdays Open on Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays

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