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YODOKO GUEST HOUSE was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of America's foremost architects of the 20th century. The House sits upon a small hill in Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, surrounded by green. It was designated a National Important Cultural Property in 1974, and has been open to public since 1989. The few valuable works left in Japan by the genius Wright, are introduced here with pictures. Please enjoy the tour.

Chronological table of events and history of the house
Guided tour of the house on the Web
Open days, admission fee, location, and access map
Introduction to various secrets of the house
Girls' Festival Dolls.


Wright's Personal History Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959
Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA. Worked at Sullivan's office, becoming independent in 1887. With "organic architecture" as his philosophy, he designed a number of masterpieces mainly of residential architecture, and is reputed as one of the foremost architects of the century. "Kaufmann House" is one of his representative works.

 In Drawings and Pictures, panoramic pictures of the House can be viewed using Quick Time VR.
For viewing panoramic pictures, Apple's Quick Time software and Quick Time plug-in are required.
Details for Quick Time and Quick Time VR are available from Apple's web site

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