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Love Hotels

The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan
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Sex creates odd cultural conventions everywhere, but nowhere has an institution quite like the Japanese love hotel. To be rented by the hour for amorous liaisons, the theme rooms revealed in this provocative collection of photographs are steeped in fantasy, their elaborate décor ranging from simulated subway cars to religious bondage with much kink in between. These brash rooms are fascinating in themselves, but also present a window into a very classified aspect of this society. The foreword by best-selling author Natsuo Kirino and passages from hotel guest books lend humor and context to these 80 haunting room portraits, creating an astonishing document of sex and romance, public and private space in Japan.

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November 2006 : USA Hardback

Title: Love Hotels: The Hidden Fantasy Rooms of Japan
ISBN: 0-8118-5641-0 / 978-0-8118-5641-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chronicle Books
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