The 9th room, “Geisha Goldfish”, was started by the Japanese artist Aki Narita on 30th July 2014, and completed it on 13th February 2015.
Ms. Narita says, “When I looked out of the window, I felt like I was inside an aquarium”. In this project, she took up the challenge of painting the wallpaper in oil paints as if a guest room was an aquarium. During 7 months, she painted red goldfish not only on the walls but also on the ceiling. Bewitching goldfish playing in your room like they were floating in an aquarium, dressed like geishas. The goldfish swimming freely here and there give you a strange feeling of floating. She painted this thinking that in ancient times, a dream of being in a room surrounded by famous goldfish like lucky charms would bring good luck to the customers who stayed there.
The dream you will have here is like a suggestion of a parallel world, or a premonition. I hope you dream a beautiful dream of “geisha goldfish” in this Artist room.
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Room #3107 | Completion Date: February 2015
Goldfish, Dream Interpretation
Reality is an illusion, and dreams at night must be true / Ranpo Edogawa
Born 1966 in Aomori Prefecture.
From when she was very small, using cartoons and picture books as models, she started painting. Coming up to Tokyo from Aomori, when she was about 20, she started out as an artist after meeting the art critic Yoshie Yoshida and others. Since his twenties, she often interacted with great masters like Eikoh Hosoe, Yūtokutaishi Akiyama, Takashi Hiraga and Akirami Kudo, and raised the standard of art. Currently, he displays his works in private exhibitions, special exhibitions, and illustrations.