At Park Hotel you can breathe art and culture even while sleeping, as if it were a private museum
Tokyo, a metropolis brimming with history, art and suggestions, presents art in unexpected places. This is the case of the Park Hotel Tokyo, in the Shidome district, which, with its artist rooms and works by many artists who were entrusted with the transformation of the bedrooms into authentic private museums, gives its guests the chance to really get in touch with Japanese culture.
There are more than 30 artist rooms characterized by a different style and concept. Some artists were inspired by the essential concepts of Japanese culture, such as Hiroko Otake who, in her Cherry Blossom room, focused on cherry trees and butterflies, two symbols of the mono no aware, a Japanese aesthetic concept linked to beauty, its transience, and the melancholy for the past.
Gods and spiritual entities typical of Japanese culture inspired Yuki Ninagawa and Nobuo Magome.
The first is the author of the Japanese Angel room whose protagonist is the Japanese angel wearing the traditional hagoromo. The second painted the Yokai room, with a series of supernatural creatures and benign and malevolent spirits known as yokai, in a light, dreamy, almost cartoon-like style.
In the artist room The Tale of Genji by Takushi Mizuno, guests can immerse into the ancient atmospheres of the Heian period of the famous Japanese literary work ‘Genji Monogatari’ (The Tale of Genji) written in the early 11th century,
while, in the Otafaku Face room painted by young artist Aki Kondo, visitors are surrounded by the otafuku’s plump face: a classical symbol of Japanese beauty interpreted from a modern perspective.
Traditional Japanese arts are the protagonists of the artist room Kabuki by OZ – Yamaguchi Keisuke inspired by the dramatic art of Kabuki,
of the Sumo room by Hiroyuki Kimura, inspired by the historical Japanese national sport,
and of the Zen room by calligrapher Seihaku Akiba dedicated to the understanding of the depth of Japanese Zen spirituality.