TOKYO, July 31 (Bernama) — 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.
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.