‘KARUTA exhibition’ to display Japanese aesthetics of the seasons


TOKYO: Park Hotel Tokyo announced on November 29 that it will hold an art exhibition titled ‘KARUTA Exhibition’ from Dec 26 this year to Feb 5, 2017 and from February 13 to 26, 2017.

Park Hotel Tokyo holds four art exhibitions a year to offer guests hospitality with Japanese aesthetics of each season.

For the winter exhibition, artworks on the theme of “karuta (Japanese traditional card game)” will be displayed on shelves and walls in the ART Lounge for guests to enjoy during not only their stay but also dining.

During the KARUTA Exhibition, guests can sample the original dessert and cocktail while viewing the artworks. In evening, the video of artworks as the motif will be projected on a 30-meter-high wall.

Park Hotel Tokyo General Manager Yoshiaki Hayashi said: “Karuta is a Japanese traditional card game using words. Hope guests will enjoy Japanese aesthetics expressed through proverbs in artworks which differ depending on regions and times.”

KARUTA Exhibition Producer Hironori Tomino said: “Highlights are the unique artworks of karuta. Through the exhibited karuta artworks, we hope guests will feel the joyful atmosphere of the Japanese New Year.”

Park Hotel Tokyo hopes to present guests with the aesthetics of Japan to enjoy and develop understanding of Japanese culture.-Source: Park Hotel Tokyo

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