Flagship Hotel TSURUGA
The official site of Lake Akan Tsuruga Resort Spa, Tsuruga Wings is at
http://www.tsuruga-g.com/tsuruga/ in English and
http://www.tsuruga.com/ in Japanese but let me explain about the history of Tsuruga.
Before that, reading the explanation on Tsuruga Group, I was wondering if the expression is a little bit curious.
"Guests of Lake Akan Tsuruga Resort Spa Tsuruga Wings are first greeted in lobby by the sight of two magnificent Japanese red-crowned crane carvings made by local master wood carver Masamitsu Takiguchi. Revered by the local Ainu people as the deity of the marsh, the Japanese red-crowned crane is also the namesake of the Tsuruga Group. The character tsuru means crane while ga means elegant. Much like these elegant and symbolic wooden carvings, the charms of the Group’s first hotel
Japanese traditional attire"Kimono" for females are exhibited in the showcase covered with artificial waterfall in the lobby.
The souvenir shops are along the aisle from the lobby to the spa with the alter-like settings.These kind of shopping malls can be seen in other hot spring spa hotel and resort area but the twist of the hotel is the culture and arts of indigenous people Ainu in Hokkaido.
Round-shaped algae Marimo are listed on the endangered species and it is prohibited to take. These marimos are from Russia.
Before the flagship hotel Tsuruga came into full flourish, the hotels in Hokkaido were in a
"Value added" is required to get out of the deflation spiral.
The CEO of the hotel group may be inspired by the American Indian or Inuit in North America. Besides, I also have the spear decorated with black feathers of eagles made for seance or black art. That was given by the indigenous people in the U.S.A..The name of the tribe is PUEBLO.
Do you think the textiles and carvings of Ainu people are competitive on this globe, considering the price and quality?
The bottoms are the photos taken on top of the hotel, open air spa. To be continued.