這回透過日本辭典更容易了解它的創始人之背景 –不過，這只是Okura 家族的「生財有道」之一面，
我 1989-94可能在這hotel 十來次，數次以hotel Guests身份免費參觀（ Staying guests may receive a free admission ticket by inquiring at hotel Guest Relations desks ）
Back in 1917, an avid collector of Buddhist artwork by the name of Kihachiro Okura established, on his own land, a museum in which to hold and display his treasures. Over the years, this collection was added to by his son, the founder of Hotel Okura, Baron Kishichiro Okura, whose interests included modern Japanese painting, or Nihonga. Today, the Okura Shukokan Museum of Fine Arts houses some 2,000 items and 35,000 volumes — a collection that contains a number of officially registered National Treasures, Important Cultural Objects, and Important Art Objects.
おおくら-きはちろう おほくらきはちらう 【大倉喜八郎】
(1837-1928) 実業家。越後の人。戊辰 (ぼしん)戦争の際、官軍に武器を売って巨利を得、
T Magazine’s women’s fashion director keeps one step ahead of the trends.
After a few days of walking around Tokyo, all of the stores started to look alike — California faux vintage, embroidered hippie dresses, Birkenstocks. So it was a huge relief to come across Okura in Daikanyama. Here the clothes have a modern aesthetic but with a nod to traditional Japanese culture. (Most of them are even made in Japan!) This means over-dyed work pants in washable linen or jumpsuits in a stiff, heavyweight cotton or an unlined, unstructured jacket — all in Okura’s favorite shade of indigo blue, called aizome. There is even a small selection of Japanese obis and kimonos but in these surroundings you can imagine wearing them as contemporary pieces.
The store itself looks like a beautiful old farmhouse or noodle restaurant with a curtain — as opposed to a door flagging the entrance. The inside is decorated with found materials like beach wood clothing racks and scrap metal shelves (Okura opened in 1993 — long before the current recycling trend!).The overall effect is that of having discovered a Zen haven in the middle of a very hectic city — and it makes you want to bring back a souvenir!
Men’s and women’s clothing store
20-11 Sarugakucho Shibuya-ku