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During the 1980′s, group tours became the new travel trend in Japan. In Arima-onsen, many buildings started to prioritize “efficiency”, and turning into reinforced concrete constructions, what suddenly modernized the historical village of Arima-Onsen. However, aware of this sad trend, Kanai Shirobe the 15th decided that Tocen Goshoboh should keep its historical wooden structure, prioritizing beauty over efficiency. With the cooperation of the artist Muhoan Watanuki Hirosuke, the property was infused with an authentic space and atmosphere celebrating the “Muyō no yō” meaning “the necessity of the useless “.