Autumn is known as a good season for engaging in cultural activities.
Historically, people have expressed their gratitude to the gods especially in the fall through various events, such as harvests and other festivals, and the hotel this time will hold an exhibition focused on ”prayer.”
The exhibition features calligraphies by Seihaku Akiba, wooden sculptures by Makoto Sasaki and also hand drawn Ukiyoe.
Date: September 17 (Mon.) – November 25, 2012 (Sun.)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Place: 25F Atrium
Fare: Admission Free
[Produced by] creative unit moon
[Video Production] antymark
[Aroma]: ART AROMAREA aromatherapist Asato Koizumi
Hors d’oeuvre which evokes the feeling of the autumn harvest. A generous serving of seasonal fish and vegetables.
Savour the luxury of delicious truffles in a rich, sweet chestnut potage. This is a perfect start to the autumn course.
Seasonal foods like porcini mushrooms in a delightful risotto bring you the flavor of autumn.
Ice balls scraped off an icicle one by one are like the moon floating in an autumn night.
The original cocktail “Fragrance of the Moon” by cocktail designer Takayuki Suzuki is a beautiful autumn cocktail made from organic rice vodka and “yuzu” wine in a Japanese sake base.
A special woody aroma envelopes this cocktail, making you feel as if you were in a serene, comfortable space gazing at the full moon in a forest.
Looking at the little moons in the glass, you can enjoy autumn in Japan.
Ukiyo-e, a renowned form of Japanese art, emerged after an era of unrest and conflict.
Compared with the printed versions, paintings which were hand drawn by artists are called ”Nikuhitsu Ukiyo-e” (hand-painted Ukiyo-e).
They also are historical materials which reflect the culture of different eras through depicted characters, such as beautiful women or actors, and landscapes. Ink was used for painting black, while chalk and pigments were used for colors.
Born in Tokyo in 1954, and studied the Therory of Edo Cultural History and Art at Seijo University.
Based on his life-long studies and inert aesthetic sense of ancient and contemporary art, he expresses his art not solely on paper but also carved on wood.
Akiba’s current work is based around the theme of Prayer.
Born in Tokyo in 1964, and at twenty began producing works based mainly on wood carvings.
With Japan’s climate and ethnic history as his base, he reproduces works in an image of religious artifacts.