Graceful Touch
from a Japanese Ryokan

At Gôra Kadan, the time when the maid greets a guest is an exquisite experience: the execution of the gesture, the religion of politeness...

At Gôra Kadan, the time when the maid greets a guest is an exquisite experience: the execution of the gesture, the religion of politeness...


“What gesture characterizes the art of living for a ryokan in Japan?” 
 

It can be hard to describe a property in just a few words or images. Yet all you need is a token, a reminder – and suddenly there is light on the horizon. "Graceful touches" belong to these collections of meaning. All of a sudden, the entire meaning of a home comes into focus in a bow, a greeting, a perfectly served beverage. That's why we have combed the world looking for a way to convey the meaning of a hotel, a restaurant – just by scratching the surface. We are transported to Patagonia sitting before a serving of maté, to a ryokan for the chamber maid's bow, to the kitchens of the Riviera to enjoy some aromatic herbs...

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