The Park Hotel Tokyo (Shiodome Media Tower) began its ”Artist in Hotel” project, where entire guestrooms are decorated by artists, in December 2012. As part of this project, the smoking area on the 25th floor was also decorated by artwork, with a painting by the artist Akihisa Hayashi (“Marron-chan”). started the work on 27th November, and completed it on 3rd December.
The theme of the smoking area is a make-believe retro-sexy town, “Tokyo Marron”.
The inseparable symbols of Japan, viewed from the international city of Tokyo, are Mt. Fuji and Geisha! From golden clouds drifting out of the pipe held in the hand of the big, reclining, gorgeous geisha, “Marron”,you get a glimpse of the Tokyo Skytree ® and Tokyo Tower which symbolize modern Japan, and are those Sushi and Ramen girls flying around in the sky?
As well as nostalgic girls dancing the “cancan”, there’s a mysterious UFO together with Godzilla, cats pacing the floor, and cute, sexy girls. This small smoking area in a hotel in the business town of Shiodome, makes it fun to unwind, relax and have a cigarette, while at the same time, it’s a creative space. An imaginary Tokyo full of chaotic charm covering the walls as if from a bird’s eye view, matches the real bird’s eye view of the ground looking down from the 25th floor – enjoy the image trip.
We look forward to your visit to the smoking area, “Tokyo Marron”.
Mr. Akihisa Hayashi (=Marron-chan)
He paints pictures, illustrations and collages based on the theme of functional and glamorous women. He continues re-create himself as Marron, the cross-gender fairy. And continues these activities freely and flexibly. His speciality is impromptu performances done by line drawings. He also gives life performances in a hard rock band, on ZAPLEX drums and vocals.
Born 19×6 in Tokyo, blood type “O”, under the zodiac sign of Virgo.
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