Stay in Harajuku’s Yados Jingumae Hotel if You Love Art

07.May.2021 | FASHION / SPOT

Japanese company Rokuyon, which is responsible for creating a variety of hotel plans in Shibuya including at our own MOSHI MOSHI ROOMS, has launched a new project for guests of various hotels who are fans of brands and artists.

 

For their first endeavour, Rokuyon has teamed up with Yados Jingumae which has undergone major renovations. Guests staying in Room 202 this spring can enjoy a range of artworks as part of the room’s exclusive Harajuku Night Owl Art Exhibition, while in summertime Room 301 will incorporate furniture by Sekai Class.

 

Yados Jingumae Room 202: Harajuku Night Owl Art Exhibition

Living room

Bedroom

Artist room

 

Participating Artists

CHiNPAN | April 23, 2021 – May 30, 2021

CHiNPAN began their career as an oil painter after getting selected at the 2008 Asia Creative Art Exhibition at The National Art Center in Tokyo. They explore the possibilities of oil painting by not limiting themselves to just paper. “Fusion” is the theme of their work which has taken them to creating visuals for shops, fashion, music, and more.

BANBU | June 10, 2021 – July 19, 2021

BANBU is a 24-y-ear-old artist who studied art abroad in Canada and New York after graduating at a vocational school in Japan. Currently based in Tokyo, they create colourful and eye-catching graphics with their three-eyed character.

 

Hotel Stay x Artists Come Together

“Harajuku Night Owl Art Exhibition” is the theme of Room 202 which will collaborate with different illustrators, video makers, photographers, and other artists every 1-2 months, shining the spotlight on each of their unique visions.

 

Yados Jingumae Room 301: Sekai Class

Hotel Stay x Furniture

Vintage furniture and artwork from around the world will be brought together in Room 301 so guests can experience a ‘world living’ experience. What’s more is that all of the furniture, art, and items on display will be purchasable, and will change on a fixed schedule.

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    Comment from Rei Nakanishi

    My paintings always feature two conflicting themes. 

     

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    Keyakizaka Lights

     

     

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    Kanda Myojin, the Tokyo Venue

    Work at ‘Yes, Kawaii is Art’ Venue in Osaka

    Related Event, 6%DOKIDOKI Fashion Show

     

     

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