TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), een van de meeste prestigieuze internationale hotels van Japan, met standplaats in Shinjuku in Tokyo, organiseert het Summer Festival of Arita/Imari Porcelains voor de viering van het vierhonderdste jubileum van traditionele Japanse porseleinkunst. De spectaculaire, gratis aangeboden expositie is vanaf 1 juli tot 7 augustus 2016 te bezichtigen in de lobby, dankzij sponsoring van de overheid van de prefectuur Saga. Daarnaast laat de tentoonstelling kunstwerken zien van hedendaagse Imari-kunstenaars, die ook te koop zijn. De expositie is samengesteld om buitenlandse bezoekers de mogelijkheid te geven zich verder te verdiepen in de porseleinkunst van Imari, een traditionele kunstvorm die tekenend is voor Japan. Daarnaast accentueren restaurants in het hotel hun heerlijke en speciaal bereide gerechten door ze op porseleinen borden in Imari-stijl te serveren.
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Holds The 36th “Summer Festival of Arita/Imari Porcelains,” Celebrating 400th Anniversary of Japanese Traditional Art
TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will jointly host the 36 th “Summer Festival of Arita/Imari Porcelains,” to celebrate the 400 th anniversary of Japan’s long tradition of porcelain art. The spectacular complimentary exhibition will be held in the lobby from July 1 st to August 7 th, 2016, with the sponsorship of Saga Prefectural Government. In addition, artworks of other various Arita/Imari’s contemporary artists will also be displayed and available for sale during this exhibition. This exhibition is designed to provide overseas visitors with opportunities to gain a better understanding of Arita/Imari porcelain, which is one of Japan’s traditional and representative art forms. Moreover, restaurants within the hotel will also accentuate delicious and specially prepared menu items by serving them in Arita/Imari porcelain dishes.
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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo holds a special event of Arita Porcelains, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Japanese traditional art. Guests will enjoy the spectacular exhibition in the lobby as well as the specially prepared menus which are served in Arita porcelain dishes. (Photo: Business Wire)
Arita/Imari porcelain artwork started 400 years ago in the Arita town and Imari city in Saga prefecture and has been highly esteemed in Japan and abroad. Keio Plaza Hotel has been hosting a special event of Arita/Imari Porcelains for the past 36 years, allowing hotel guests to experience the unique artwork and its history. This year’s theme of the exhibition is “Modern Art, Reflections of the Future.” A spectacular “Porcelain Tree” monument will be displayed in the main lobby, measuring 9.5 meters long and 3 meters wide. This decorative exhibition consists of Arita porcelain artworks by three renowned porcelain artists, Inoue Manji, the 14th Imaizumi Imaemon and the 15th Sakaida Kakiemon -two of whom are National Living Treasures- whose Arita porcelain overturn conventions and challenge perceptions.
In addition to the porcelain artworks, ten of Keio Plaza Hotel’s restaurants will provide guests with specially prepared menus. Moreover, the various artistic porcelain dishes used in Arita/Imari special menus will also be available for purchase.
About the Keio Plaza Hotel
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), located in Shinjuku at the very heart of the nation’s capital Tokyo, is one of Japan’s leading international hotels. Our hotel boasts of over 20 restaurants and bars, and we host a wide range of local and international guests who visit us for our open and welcoming facilities, top-notch services, and warm hospitality. For more information about our facilities and services, please visit our website, YouTube, Facebook or Instagram.
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