Washi is traditionally made Japanese paper.
It is soft yet durable and has a unique feel which is why is has been used in traditional Japanese paintings and prints for centuries.
Its ability to control humidity makes it ideal in the hot climate of Japan and it is used widely in Japanese clothing and construction as well as furniture and the many types of sliding doors.
It is deeply rooted in Japanese culture and tradition but is also currently to be found in many warps of life all over the world as a trusted natural material.
In the next edition of ART colours we will be exploring this incredible natural material after its transformation in print through an exhibition of the creative works of Naoki Takenouchi.
This autumn will see the 10th anniversary of Park Hotel Tokyo and in conjunction with our new concept Infinite time and space amid cognizant Japanese beauty and the Atrium Garden in the Skies we hope the beauty of the washi can be fully appreciated.
The contrast of the modern Atrium space which houses our 30 meter high projection imagery every evening and the traditional art work should provide for an interesting experience.
We invite you to relax this autumn season in our Japanese Paper Garden.
Date: September 16 (Mon.) – November 24, 2013 (Sun.)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Place: 25F Atrium
Fare: Admission Free
[Produced by] creative unit moon
[Video Production] antymark
All sorts of lines created from woodblocks.
The patterns that emerge from these powerful lines somehow appear to be part of nature.
Cocktail patterns inspired by the lines in the works.
The lines created by the cocktails conjure up images of autumn colors projected by sunbeams shining through groves of trees from which the leaves have fallen.
[Period] 2013. 9/16 (Mon.) – 11/24 (Sun.)
1,500yen (tax and service charge included)
An hors d’oeuvre full of autumn flavors, with chestnuts and gingko nuts
[Period] 2013. 10/1 (Tue.) – 10/31 (Thu.)
2,079yen (tax and service charge included)
10th Anniversary menu, ‘amuse bouche’ menu at 17,500 yen (inc. tax and service charge)
[Period] 2013. 9/1 (Sun.) – 9/30 (Mon.)
Dessert plate colored in autumnal tints (Served with coffee or tea)
1,800 yen (tax and service charge included)
Period: 2013. 9/16 (Mon.) – 11/24 (Sun.)
Artist, born 1946 in Kagoshima
He sticks Japanese paper on his own original woodblocks to make gigantic structures which have freely changing expressions in harmony with the space around them.
As for the objects he creates, he’s a very dynamic artist who in New York collaborated with fashion designers, and in Tokyo and Paris, created works that were worn on the street. He also received an International Art Promotion Grant from the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, and even stretched a 7km net over a river.