Japanese Love Hotels: A Cultural History (Routledge by Sarah Chaplin

By Sarah Chaplin

Drawing on theories of position, intake and id, Sarah Chaplin info the evolution of the affection resort in city Japan because the Nineteen Fifties. Love lodges emerged within the past due Fifties following a ban of approved prostitution, then have been very popular within the Seventies, have been then legislated opposed to within the Eighties and are actually perceived as ‘leisure’, ‘fashion’ or ‘boutique’ lodges.


Representing a well timed chance to seize and evaluation the death manifestations of a major period in eastern social and cultural historical past, this booklet presents a serious account of the affection resort as a different typology. It considers its spatial, aesthetic, semiotic, and locational denotations and connotations, which ends up in a richly nuanced cultural analyzing.


The love resort is gifted as a key indicator of social and cultural swap in post-war Japan, and as such this book will be of curiosity to a large and foreign readership together with scholars of eastern tradition, society and architecture.

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