So Beautiful…! Meguro Gajoen: An Invite to a Secret Spot Full of Japanese Traditions
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Meguro Gajoen was officially announced to be the setting for Spirited Away. It also shares the title of “Showa Era Palace of the Dragon King”. This gorgeous Japanese-style room is the same as a certain bathhouse.
There are 7 rooms like this and they’re connected by a long 99-step stairway. The beauty is bound to grab hold of your heart. And from 7/3 there’ll be a big event going on! As you climb the stairs from room to room, you can enjoy at every floor lights from all over Japan.
Lights of Japan x 100-Steps Stairway Exhibits
It’s crowded with people and attended by many foreign tourists too.
2. Festival Lights
This room has lights from the Aomori Nebuta Festival. On the actual day of the Nebuta Festival there are so many people and so much excitement that it’s hard to calm down and enjoy the lights. Viewing them like this made it a whole new way to see them. One highlight in this culturally-important room is how it was skillfully decorated without using a single nail.
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3. Paper Lights
4. Ikebana Lights
On exhibit in the Elevator Hall is the traditional ikebana (flower-arranging) festival. It makes me recall Japanese traditions that even I, as a Japanese person, have forgotten and give me a peace of mind.
5. 100-Steps Stairway
Also! also! Here’s the 100-steps stairway, connecting them all! Until now, they’ve banned photos but it’s open for the general public to photograph during this event!!
You can also have weddings at Meguro Gajoen. My friend’s wedding was held here and she invited me. I couldn’t find any words to say other than “Amazing!”
So how was it? Did it spark your interest? Be sure to come and check out the rooms!