The Park Hotel Tokyo (1-7-1 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo) has completed its “Artist Room Public Bathhouse” for hotel guests as the 11th in the series of its “Artist in Hotel” project that started December, 2012. In the project, prominent Japanese artists decorate hotel rooms to present the entire room as an artwork.
The 11th Wave of this project, “Public bathhouse”, was started by the modern artist Keiko Migita on 7 August, and completed on 1st September.
On the headboard, a painting of Mount Fuji and pine trees. On the wall, the mosaic looks like tiles, but this is also a picture. This painting, which makes you feel like you’re actually inside a “sento” (Japanese public bathhouse), surrounds you. Migita chose the theme of Public bathhouse as her motif because it’s part of the “austere, daily life of the Japanese people”. She wanted to create a room where you could relax body and mind in the easy-going atmosphere of a Japanese bathhouse. And the characters painted there are the fictitious people called PONI (dwellers) which always appear in her work. The painting shows these dwellers, who might be foreign guests or space travelers, enjoying Japanese culture.
We hope you too will come and experience the “Artist Room” – a rather extraordinary artwork you can actually live in.
[Artist Room Public Bathhouse Outline]
Opening: September 16, 2014 (online and phone reservations accepted)
Room: Double occupancy, 22 square meters
Bed size: 1600 x 1950 mm
Rate: 30,000 yen per night for two persons (excluding taxes and service charges)
<<Discount service>> 10% discount and free breakfast for guests staying for two nights
Reservation and other questions: +81-3-6252-1100
[Cooperation] Shinobazu Gallery (http://shinobazu.com/)
[Producer] creative unit moon (http://www.moooon.jp)
Keiko Migita’s career highlights
Born 1983 in Kumamoto. Specialized in Printmaking at Tama Art University Graduate School, Fine-Arts Graduate Course
Aomori Print Triennale ｛Selected｝ (Aomori International Art Center), Exhibition of Art colleges print association｛Purchasing Prize｝ (Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts), Exhibition of Japan Print Association｛The Best New Artist of Gen Yamaguchi Prize｝ (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art in Kyoto), “Little Christmas Exhibition” (All-Japan 22 Art-Gallery Rounds) and Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair (Tokyo Fine-Arts Club), exhibited works at Young Art TAIPEI (Taiwan), Daegu Art Fair (South Korea), 101 Art Fair Tokyo, SNIFF OUT (Osaka), and ULTRA Spiral.
Private exhibition: “Following PONI”, “Visiting PONI”, KATSUMI YAMATO GALLERY
Collections: Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts/Tama Art University
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