Saturday, January 17, 2015

Saturday Short

Today's short is Houshi (meaning Buddhist priest), about Houshi Ryokan, in Komatsu, in Ishikawa Prefecture in Japan. Founded approximately 1,300 years ago, in the year 717, the traditional Japanese-style hotel (ryokan) is the oldest, still-running family business in the world. Some parts of the hotel and its gardens, managed since its founding by members of the Houshi family, are more than 400 years old, according to the description accompanying the video, which is in Japanese with English subtitles. Photography and production are by Fritz Schumann.

Also see: "Hoshi Ryokan: The World's Oldest Guest House" at The Most Famous Hotels in the World.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

How very beautiful and an amazing history.