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Auctioning Off the Okura

Fans of an iconic Tokyo hotel are getting a chance to buy a piece of history. Hundreds of items from the Hotel Okura are going up for auction, as bulldozers prepare to tear the main building down.

Furniture from the rooms, restaurants and a luxury suite are among more than 300 lots being offered online.

The hotel is also selling jewelry made from chandelier parts and cushions made of the building's wallpaper.

The hotel opened in 1962. It hosted many well-known figures -- including Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and US President Barack Obama.

The owners want to rebuild in time for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. They say they will donate the proceeds of the sale to charity. A portion of the money will help fund music education for people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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