The Park Hotel Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan), in December 2012, started the “Artist in Hotel” project where an artist decorates an entire guestroom. The project is still in progress. By 2016, all the guestrooms on the 31st floor will be so decorated, and the “Artist Room Castle”, the 21th in the series, has now been completed (*).
At the Park Hotel Tokyo, in our efforts to enhance the satisfaction of our overseas guests whose numbers are increasing, we are creating a space on the theme of Japanese beauty. As part of this effort, the 14th room Artist Room on the theme of “Castle”, which was started by artist Kazuki Mizuguchi on March 4, 2015, and after he stayed at the hotel and commuted to and from it for 454 days (**), was finally completed on May 31, 2016 as the 21st Artist Room.
Mizuguchi says: “I wanted to paint a different world that transcends time in a special space”. Before starting the work, he visited castles all over Japan. Initially, he planned to represent roof tiles shining in a blue sky with verdigris, but while he was working during his stay at the hotel, his vision began to change, and he wanted to re-do it differently. Discussions between the hotel team and the artist ensued. He painted over what had been the walls up to July, and then painted Edo Castle, which had been lost in the fire, in white lines on a black background.
When you pass through the entrance to the room, which mimics a stone wall, you see a towering castle with a golden killer whale painted on the wall above the headboard. The castle walls and moat surround the bed, and on the opposite wall, a large room that would have welcomed various clan lords is expressed in gold leaf. Another highlight is night in this room. When the curtains are opened at night, the room interior is reflected in the glass, so that when you gaze in the direction of the Imperial Palace, the castle appears.
We hope that in the Artist Room Castle, you will enjoy the exquisite beauty and the history of Japan.
[ Artist Room Castle Outline ]
Opening: June 13, 2016 (online and phone reservations accepted)
Room: Artist Room Queen (double occupancy), 22square meters
Bed size：1,600 × 1,950 mm
Rate: 40,000 yen per night for two persons (including taxes and service charge)
Reservation and inquiry: +81 (0)3-6252-1100
Producer: creative unit moon
[ Profile of Kazuki Mizuguchi ]
|2000||Completed Postgraduate Studies at Musashino Art Univ.|
|Major in Japanese style painting|
|1973||Born in Tokyo|
|2011||“Water garden” Shonandai MY Gallery (Roppongi, Tokyo)|
|2010||“Recollection” SAN-AI GALLERY (Nihombashi, Tokyo)|
|“Karen・Current” Shonandai MY Gallery (Roppongi, Tokyo)|
|2009||MATSUZAKAYA (Ueno, Tokyo)|
|2008||“Lost paradise” SAN-AI GALLERY (Nihombashi, Tokyo)|
|2006, 07||“Lost paradise” GALLERY KAKU (Ginza, Tokyo)|
|2005||SAN-AI GALLERY (Nihombashi, Tokyo)|
* Artist Room Castle started as the 14th room in project, and completed as the 21st room.
** Production period was 454 days, but there were days off during the period.
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