The slow, decades-long intrusion of Mother Nature, along with the far more destructive behaviour of human beings, have taken a huge toll on this old and incredibly dated love hotel.
Abandoned for many years, it would have been something special without the wanton vandalism, but unless located in the middle of nowhere, that’s always a big ask. Then again, the damage, along with what remains relatively intact, do give the hotel a truly dystopian look and feel, particularly so given its one-time purpose.
Andrew H says
Oh wow! These are a great set!
So many great elements. The Irasshaimase sign turned away from view; the real leaves encroaching on the leaf-patterned wall-covering; what did those Sr. Schmidt devices that can seemingly be operated just with numeric keypad do?; is it just me or is that bath particularly cramped?; splendid wallpaper and tile patterns and the reflections from the spray-paint on the mirror.
Completely agree. A wonderful set.
And good spot on the sign. Took me a long while to find it.
Cheers. Definitely a fascinating place to shoot and explore. We were never sure what each room would reveal. And yes, lots of interesting little details.
The computers, however, remain a complete mystery. Each and every room had one, but yet with just that numeric keypad, it’s hard to imagine what on earth they could have been used for. A game, maybe? But then surely they would have just installed a famicom or something, as there were a stack of old TVs in one of the parking spaces.
Oh my! This would have been perfect for Halloween!
Yes, that’s very true. Better late than never in that respect!
These are awesome. I can’t get enough of those old computers. That number pad!
Thanks. Yes, they were something else. Whatever it is they were used for, in their dilapidated and dated way, they looked incredible.
I agree about Halloween. Or a set for a dystopian movie?!?
Is this somewhere in the Tokyo area?
Yeah, I reckon it’d make a perfect dystopian movie set. It was a fascinating place to explore.
Nah, a good few hours out of Tokyo. Would be especially nice to find something like this in or near the capital.
Because of its (probably fake) german sounding name, I tried to look up Dr. Schmidt Computers – there is absolutely nothing to find on the web. Astounding! But maybe the system comes close to the french Minitel invention the 80’s, which is described in some novels of Michel Houellebec…
But I guess it will remain a mystery …
It’s a weird one, isn’t it? Rare to get no info at all about a product.
Cheers for the Minitel link. Some great photos there. They sure don’t make them like that anymore.