The 29th Artist Room “Japanese Angel” was started by Yuki Ninagawa on November 28, 2016 and completed on December 21, 2016.
Ninagawa had painted the room based on the image of a beautiful Japanese angel descending and dancing among roses. Barababy and Baraluna, original characters created by Ninagawa, are drawn here and there on the room walls.
Park Hotel Tokyo hopes that guests will enjoy the serene and feminine work in Artist Room Japanese Angel.
Room #3103 | Completion Date: December 2016
Japanese Angel in Roses
Japanese angels are wearing a thin feathered costume called a hagoromo. A beautiful Japanese angel floated down to the earth where roses bloom. In Japan, from the time of the Manyoshu (the earliest existing anthology of Tanka poems, regarded as the starting point of Japanese culture and literature), there was a kind of single flowered briar rose called “ibara” or “ubara”. It is slightly different from the Western rose, quiet and quaint. There is also a haiku (a very short form of Japanese poetry) by Yosa Buson which goes: “Prey to melancholy, I climbed the hill and found briar roses in bloom”. I hope you spend a pleasant, comfortable time in this room where Japanese angels had floated down to. Everywhere you look, there is a character named Barababy and a unicorn named Baraluna.
Please try to find out how many of them there are in the Artist Room Japanese Angel.
Yuki Ninagawa made her debut as an actress in 1978 as she was chosen out of 3000 candidates to play the heroine in Kohei Tsuka’s Rock Opera “Salome”.
She received The Best New Actress Award in 1981 for her performance in “Kurutta Kajitsu”. She established her screen actress career by playing leading roles in many movies. Ninagawa challenged theatre works, such as “Kanadehon Chushingura”, “Nigori -E” etc. and her steady performance was highly acclaimed by many theatre critics. In 2004, she wrote, directed and played her first film “BARAMERABA”, based on a short story by Seijun Suzuki.
In 2008 her graphic art exhibition titled “BARAMEKUTOKI” was held at Tokyu Bunkamura Gallery,
which brought her Art of The Year Award from JICS (Japan Information-Culturology Society).
After that, held numbers of large private exhibitions under the theme of rose such as “Yuki Ninagawa Painting Exhibition: BARAMANDARA” (2010), “BARATOSHI” (2012), “BARAMEIKYU” (2013), and more. Her attractive paintings, using natural mineral pigments “IWA ENOGU” have attracted many people.
Ninagawa has contributed to many art activities of this country, such as a board member of Special Award selection committee at Innovative Technologies, and an advisor at Aomori Museum of Art. etc..
In 2016, became a guest professor at Taisho University.