Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts “Staying Cool in Summer – Japanese Wisdom and Beauty” Cultural Exhibition

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jul. 29, 2019

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a cultural exhibition entitled “Staying Cool in Summer – Japanese Wisdom and Beauty” from August 8 (Thursday) to September 25 (Wednesday), 2019 to display how Japanese use their wisdom and aesthetic sense of beauty to stay cool during the hot summer months. Ornate yukatas (casual kimonos), fans, wind chimes, hand towels, goldfish art, “Edo Kiriko” cut glass and other items that are closely associated with summer and nature, these items will be displayed to demonstrate summer lifestyles of various periods in Japanese history.

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The intangible cultural property "nagaitachugata" yukata, the casual kimono, using indigo-dye will be displayed as a part of the cultural exhibition entitled "Staying Cool in Summer - Japanese Wisdom and Beauty". (Photo: Business Wire)

The intangible cultural property "nagaitachugata" yukata, the casual kimono, using indigo-dye will be displayed as a part of the cultural exhibition entitled "Staying Cool in Summer – Japanese Wisdom and Beauty". (Photo: Business Wire)

We will display the intangible cultural property “Nagaitachugata” yukatas using indigo-dye. Also our yukata experience service is available for guests to try on throughout the year. Yukata reservation could be made online through the Hotel’s website. The refreshing power of a cool summer breeze is represented in rounded uchiwa fans and folding sensu fans. The Ibasen Co., Ltd., established in 1590, will provide various fans printed with “Ukiyo-e” Japanese color prints. And the Hataman Toen Ltd. maker of highly prized Imari Nabeshima style ceramics will provide wind chimes for display. Mr. Yuzo Eto will display his “lacquer art” depicting swimming goldfish, and Todaya Shouten Co., Ltd., established in 1872 and carrying on the traditional “Rien Zome” dye that depicts the stylishness of Edo (Old Tokyo), will display its artistic hand towels. “Edo Kiriko” cut glass tableware is widely recognized for their artistic value as one of Japan’s traditional crafts.

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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 15 restaurants and bars, and we host a wide range of local and international guests who visit us for our welcoming facilities, warm hospitality and unique services that allow them to experience Japanese culture, including our wedding kimono experience, tea ceremony and many others. For more information about our facilities and services, please visit our website, YouTube, Facebook or Instagram.

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Contact:

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
Keiko Kawashima, +81-3-5322-8010
Public Relations Manager
keiko-kawashima@keioplaza.co.jp