Tadashiro Inoue House (Project)     Tokyo, 1918

The former ambassador to Great Britain before becoming Japan's Minister of Railways, Inoue had also lived in Germany and America at the turn of the century and was familiar with Wright's reputation. He commissioned a hilltop home for Mejiro, Tokyo.

The elegant, two-story mansion, in late Prairie style, was to have a one-story wing on the northeast, tatami rooms on the west, and a three-car garage and chauffeur's quarters.

The Inoue residence was not built, apparently due to the anticipated cost of maintenance.    (KS)