At the Park Hotel Tokyo, we welcome our guests with hospitality in the form of “arrangement”, one of Japan’s aesthetic values, expressed through the medium of art. As part of this initiative, we hold a series of art exhibitions, “ART colours”, representing the four seasons of Japan. The 2022 Summer – Autumn Exhibition will be by Ginza Galleries, a voluntary organization of galleries in Ginza. From a list of about 40 galleries, 8 galleries have voluntarily lined up extraordinary artworks to decorate the Atrium of Park Hotel Tokyo. In summer, we feel clear blue skies, pure white clouds, and passionate suns, while in autumn, also known as “Irodori Zuki” (meaning colorful month for the color of the leaves on the trees), the changing and diverse scenes flow like the wind and the forms of nature change day by day. To show our admiration for the season, varieties of artworks that exist in the “Here and Now” are selected for the exhibition. The genre of artworks includes painting, sculpture, and crafts. The participating artists range from young 20s to veterans in their 70s, and the highlight is the fresh expression that belies their age. Dynamic, lovely, precise, humorous, and exhilarating are only a few words to describe their artworks. Please come and experience the power of art to enrich your mind and make you feel like you can’t take your eyes off it.
Date: May 16 (Mon.) – November 13 (Sun.), 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Place: Atrium (25F)
Fare: Admission Free
* During this exhibition period, art works will be replaced irregularly.
*The exhibiting artist Koki Tsujimoto & Ken Yashiki will create an “Artist Room” in which the entire guest room is an art work.
[Curated by] Ginza Galleries
[Designed by] Design Studio PHT
[Video Produced by] antymark annex
[Organized by] Park Hotel Tokyo
[Gallery Art Morimoto] | Kanaria | Tomoka Sagae | Shigeki Hayashi | [Gallery UEDA] | Tetsuo Kusama | Takeshi Sato | Rensui | [Gallery Nii Tokyo] | Maiko Muro | [Art Gallery SHUKADO] | Hiroki Kakinuma | Sui Satomi | Chinatsu Furukawa | [SEIZAN Gallery] | Yasushi Ikejiri | Koki Tsujimoto | [TAIMEI Gallery] | Hiromi Iuchi | Syuhei Hanyama | Juan Pino Bosques | [NAGAI ART GALLERY] | Junji Kawashima | [Galerie Nichido] | Ken Yashiki
Price: JPY 6,500-
Period: May 16 (Mon.) – Sept. 4 (Sun.), 2022
Griottes & Pistachio Mousse Cake – Scent of Matcha Tea
Inspire : Sui Satomi “rain and dew”
The artwork, which looks as if many threads are intertwined and connected to each other, reminded me of the emulsion that unites meat, fat, and water in the cooking process of sausages and hams. Please enjoy our homemade charcuterie.
Griottes & Pistachio Mousse Cake – Scent of Matcha Tea
Inspire : Hiromi Iuchi “Mountain Stripe 60 Hike/ Forest 1/2”
Incorporating a design inspired by the striking green color reminiscent of green leaves and geometric patterns of the artwork, the dessert combines the refreshing sourness of griottes and the richness of pistachio with the aroma and bitterness of matcha green tea.
Price: JPY 2,900
Period: May 16 (Mon.) – Sept. 4 (Sun.), 2022
A dish of Kaiseki course “Seasonal Kaiseki”, “HANASANSHOU” & “KOU”
Inspire : Koki Tsujimoto “Auspicious Red and White Twin Whales-Rakuyo-”
Inspired by artwork that combines the classical artistry unique to Japanese painting with modern pop design, Wagyu beef is prepared in the classic Japanese cooking method called “kobujime” and roasted at a low temperature, a contemporary cooking method.
Savor our Wagyu Roast Beef with the flavor of kelp with our homemade sauce.
Mocktail JPY1,500/ Cocktail JPY2,500
Period: May 16 (Mon.) – Sept. 4 (Sun.), 2022
Inspire : Takeshi Sato “Four Seasons”
I feel that this phrase captures the entirety of nature as it repeats and cycles through life and death in simple words.
For us human beings, we must be conscious of growth and continue to shine.
This cocktail reflects the theme of capturing that particular moment.
Artwork Recommended by Reception Ikumi Mukouyama
Artwork Recommended by OMOTENASHI Concierge Kanae Takasawa
Artwork Recommended by Reception Chinatsu Sekine
Artwork Recommended by OMOTENASHI Concierge Kenta Yamada
Artwork Recommended by OMOTENASHI Concierge Ieva Valuckaite
Established in 1988, we opened our gallery in 2006 in Ginza, the current location. Since then, we have held many exhibitions, mainly solo exhibitions of artists who express the contemporary without being influenced only by trends. We introduce art that moves us regardless of genres, such as paintings (oil, Japanese-style) and sculptures.
Born 1987 in Osaka, Japan
Graduated Tama Art University
Completed Master’s program at École Nationale Supérieure de Paris
Residence (Cité internationale des Arts, Paris)
Solo and group exhibitions in Paris and Tokyo
Born 1977 in Tokyo.
Graduated from Joshibi University of Art and Design, Department of Fine Arts, majoring in Japanese Painting.
While a student at the university, she began presenting solo exhibitions and drew attention by painting realistic girls of the same generation in Japanese paintings. She has held more than 20 solo exhibitions and participated in many group exhibitions.
Born 1972 in Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Graduated from the University of Shizuoka, School of International Relations
Completed the Advanced Ceramics Course at Tajimi Technical High School, Gifu Prefecture.
Awarded at the Contemporary Ceramic Art Exhibition
Awarded Premio Faenza at the Faenza International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art
V&A Museum, London
Musee de ceramique Valoris, France
Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza, Italy
Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
Toki City, Gifu Prefecture
Since its establishment in 1978, the gallery has handled a wide range of genres, from ancient and rare antiques to contemporary art. The gallery has collected more than 200 works by world-renowned artists such as Lee Ufan and Tokuro Kato for museums, public facilities, and corporations in Japan and abroad. In recent years we have been actively holding exhibitions of young artists, and we have many so-called “sold-out artists” in our collection. Please check our Instagram for the latest information.
Born in 1946 in Tokyo, Japan. Professor emeritus at Okayama Prefectural University.
He has been awarded the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon and is recognized both in Japan and abroad as a leading figure in “fiber art” using textiles and fibers as materials.
His work features vivid colors and flowing silhouettes unique to fibers. His works are in the collections of many museums, including the Crafts Museum of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, the National Museum of Art, Osaka, and the Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland) and more than 100 works have been installed in public spaces, including Hibiya Chante and IFC TWO (Hong Kong).
Born in 1977 in Miyagi, Japan.
Studied mural painting techniques in the U.S. and has decorated numerous facilities.
His works, which he paints vividly using only a paint roller, are highly acclaimed both in Japan and abroad.
His rhythmic and energetic live painting is also very popular, and he has appeared at many national, public, and corporate events.
A female contemporary artist who paints colorful collages of gold leaf and nail art resin on Suiboku-ga (ink painting).
After graduating from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Aoyama Gakuin University, she studied calligraphy under calligrapher Soun Takeda and obtained a master’s degree.
She later studied under Suiboku-ga artist Tohun Kobayashi and calligrapher Souryu Takeda.
While holding solo exhibitions in various locations, she also designs spaces for stores and residences.
She is also expanding her activities by designing the title character for the musical “SHIRANAMI” (starring Taichi Saotome) and the artwork for the Tokyo Marathon 2018.
Gallery Nii Tokyo (established in 1995) holds special exhibitions in a wide range of fields, from contemporary art to modern crafts, offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy unique artists and their works, selected with an emphasis on quality. In recent years, the gallery has been focusing on promoting art photography and actively holds exhibitions of young photographers. Another feature is that many artists we deal with have published picture books. Picture books that appeal to both children and adults stimulate the senses, nurture imagination and creativity, and provide an opportunity to incorporate art into daily life. We will continue to introduce a variety of artists and artworks to bring art closer to our daily lives.
1996 Graduated from Dokkyo University. Stayed in Mexico for about 4 years from 1997, studying art at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Mexico and other places. After returning to Japan, she studied sculpture at KOBATAKE Kobo. She freely creates works in vivid colors using various materials, including ceramics and Mexican amate paper.
She holds numerous solo exhibitions at galleries and department stores nationwide.
Shukado opened in 2003 in Tokyo’s Ginza district, the center of Japan’s art scene and a renowned art gallery district. Inheriting the lineage of a long-established art dealer, we discover the essential value that never fades in works of art, from traditional Japanese art, culture, and crafts to advanced works by contemporary artists, and pass them on to a new era. In recent years, we have made particular efforts to discover and further nurture contemporary artists, particularly those active in Asia. We are creating a new movement by actively disseminating the high-level works of these young talented artists both domestically and internationally.
SEIZAN Gallery is an art gallery located in Ginza, Tokyo, and Chelsea, New York. We introduce not only traditional Japanese paintings, Western-style paintings, sculptures, and other works, but also young artists. We always strive to bring “the joy of acquiring art to as many customers as possible” as our concept. SEIZAN GALLERY TOKYO 凸, located on the second floor of the same building as Ginza SEIZAN Gallery, holds exhibitions that focus on the works themselves to showcase the artist’s very best work.
TAIMEI Gallery, located on the first floor of Sotobori-Dori Avenue in Ginza for 50 years, holds permanent and special exhibitions. With a wide range of knowledge, extensive experience, and a well-selected information network, we deal not only with the best works by Old Masters, Impressionists, Japanese Western painters since the Meiji period, and modern and contemporary Japanese painters, but some of the best museum-piece class works as well. We are also well experienced in contemporary art and the Asian art scene, both domestically and internationally.
Talens Japan Prize at 13th Prints21 Grand Prix Exhibition
Grand Prize at the 4th Kawagoe Biennale
Incentive Prize at the 65th Niki Exhibition
Second Prize at the 3rd POWERLONG ART AWARD 2019
Founded by my father in 1971 and opened a gallery in Ginza in 1973. With the concept of “disseminating excellent Japanese art to domestic and international audiences from Japan of the world, Ginza of Tokyo in Japan,” we started weekly YouTube videos along with exhibitions at the gallery, and this year started a bilingual version of “Nippon Art Program” once a month. As well as presenting exhibitions such as those of Hiroshi Senju, a master of Japanese-style painting, Junji Kawashima, a highly acclaimed pioneer of new Japanese-style painting, and Yayoi Kusama, a master of contemporary art attracting worldwide attention, we are also discovering young and unknown artists by organizing “Open Call – Japanese Paintings.” In addition, we plan to develop projects of original Japanese art such as “Contemporary Prints,” “Contemporary Ink Painting,” and “Modern Calligraphy” along with YouTube videos from time to time.
Master Kazuho Hieda
Currently Unaffiliated Lives and works in Kamakura
Galerie Nichido was founded in 1928. As the oldest Western-style art dealer in Japan, Galerie Nichido has handled hundreds of artists, both deceased and existing, from Japan and abroad, mainly in the fields of oil paintings, sculptures, and prints. Based on the rich collection of materials it has accumulated since its founding, Galerie Nichido also publishes numerous catalogs and large art books to meet the diverse needs of collectors. In 1966, the company launched the Showa-kai, an annual contest established to promote young emerging artists, and in 2002 established nichido contemporary art (nca) as a gallery specializing in contemporary art. In addition, Galerie Nichido had established the Art Registration Committee to ensure the responsibility in the supply of artworks. The gallery also collects a wide range of the latest trends in the contemporary art world, both in Japan and abroad, and acts as a reliable partner for collectors.
He uses the traditional Japanese technique of ” Kimekomi ” and old clothes to create his works. His concept of proving the “human existence” contained in old clothes and the unique forms of his works received high acclaim from various fields, not only from the art world.
Began at Shiba Park Hotel in 1994. Starting with restaurant “Primula”, studied the essence of “Escoffier” at French restaurant “Four Seasons”. Assumed position as head chef of ART Lounge and The Society at Park Hotel Tokyo. Offers a diverse selection of cuisine centered on the “freedom of creation” that represents the atmosphere of Park Hotel Tokyo.
Born 1979 in Kanagawa Prefecture.
After graduating from the Tokyo Technical College for Cooking in 1999,
he studied Japanese cooking at “Hatsuhana” in a Hakone hotel, honed his skills at “Hanasansho” at the Park Hotel Tokyo, the Hyatt Regency Tokyo, and “Kappo Takumi” in Nishi-Azabu,
and was appointed as Head Chef at “Hanasansho”, Park Hotel Tokyo.
– Graduated from New York Bartending School.
– While studying at the university, he studied classical cocktails in New York and then he went to Europe to study mixology cocktails.
– Besides working at Park Hotel Tokyo as a bar manager, after winning awards in various competitions, he launched the Gastronomy Algorithm that creates new cocktails with companies, makes a collaboration of chef’s dish and his cocktails, opens seminar, produces bar tools, and more, and he is active all over the world.
– While keeping the traditional style in his mind, he uses the latest bar tools, unconventional materials, and cooking techniques to finish cocktails, and he has belief of taking lessons from history.
What would you think when you face this artwork?
Artist Mr. Hiroki Kakinuma says that the world in this painting is the present or the future that could have been if something were different in the past or somewhere in history.
The herd of goats surging over the buildings was inspired by the National Treasure “Raigo of Amida (Amitabha) and Twenty-five Attendants”, which depicts Amitabha and 25 Bodhisattvas descending on clouds from heaven.
The mountains are composed based on Chinese landscape paintings, with the buildings of Ginza on the right and the old cityscape of Iran on the left.
In this coexistence of the fictional and the reality, diverse perspectives and a sense of discomfort are ubiquitous.
This artwork is a world of coexistence while having such contradictions.
Two white whales appearing from the red water face.
Their white figures are divine and shining in the deep blue of the sky.
They look like a pair of whales playing in the bright moonlit sea or messengers of the gods swimming in a sea of red clouds, propping up the sky.
As the theme of this work is ” auspicious motifs,” it seems to be filled with great power that will bring moisture and vitality to a tired heart with no end of dark topics.
May good things come to you.
In this age in which we live, various forms of love exist. Love is the desire to cherish and be affectionate toward one’s partner or object.
In this artwork on the theme of “love,” I felt a fiery passion and sensitive love.
The artist, Ms. Kanaria, is particular about the colors and shapes of XXX, especially the way it looks. It could represent a kiss, an X for a chromosome, or just a meaningless pattern.
Looking at this work, I get a warm feeling in my heart.
In times like these, we should love ourselves and pass on the love to those we love.
The artist Mr. Kawashima makes paintings with the technique called “Tarashikomi (wet-in-wet style)”.
Using this technique, a family of elephants in this work is expressed with various bright colors and shades.
I personally think that the concept and diversity of the human family have been changing over time recently.
While appreciating this artwork, it made me think about what is family to me.
To get an answer, I have decided to appreciate and talk with this artwork during the exhibition period.
Hope you enjoy the beautiful colors created by Mr. Kawashima.
Warmth and energy are the sensations I felt from this artwork. The landscape that extends to the sun sinking into the horizon of a beach is breathtaking. It symbolizes the end of a day and hopes for tomorrow. Mr. Sato’s usage of vivid colors and technical skills made the symbol well-expressed. The model for the artwork is Redondo Beach in California, and the fact that the artist used only paint rollers and acrylic paints is unique. Though paintings of sunset and beach are not rare, Mr. Sato’s prowess seen in “Endless Summer” is rare; it made the difference between his and others’ works. I imagine myself enjoying sunbathing on Redondo Beach every time I see “Endless Summer”.