Keio Plaza Hotel (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special exhibition entitled “Experience Mt. Fuji and Cherry Blossom Fair” displaying various lacquerware, photographs, and Japanese paper picture art in April, 2016. In addition, 11 of hotel’s restaurants will provide guests with specially prepared foods that reflect the theme of the arrival of spring through images of Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms. As part of this celebration, a special accommodation plan including overnight stays and a special SAKURA dinner course combining traditional Japanese foods of sushi, tempura and shabu-shabu will be served to overseas visitors.
Decorative lacquerware plate entitled “Sakura and Mt. Fuji” by Yuji Tomoda. Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo will display various kinds of artworks in theme of Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms, symbols of Japanese aesthetics. (Photo: Business Wire)
30 lacquerware art items patterned after Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms combining inlaid gold and lacquer techniques, and made by Wajima style lacquerware artists Katsuhiko Urade and Yuji Tomoda, and 20 photographs of Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms from the Kawaguchiko Museum of Art collection will be displayed. Also, 10 finely crafted and delicate Japanese paper picture art items portraying the theme of Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms will also be displayed. The exhibition is a complimentary event held in the lobby that is open to all visitors.
In addition, 11 of the Keio Plaza Hotel restaurants and lounges including the Japanese, French & Italian, Chinese and Korean cuisine restaurants will prepare special menu items that represent the arrival of spring and reflect themes of Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms.
Keio Plaza Hotel (KPH) has been hosting an event of Mt. Fuji since it was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2013, and their foods have been well received by guests every year. Keio Plaza Hotel is situated in Shinjuku, which is also the starting point for those making the journey to visit Mt. Fuji from Tokyo, and we host visitors from over 100 different countries. Consequently, our hotel has conducted various events to inform foreign guests, who account for over 70% of all guests, about the culture, arts and natural beauty of Japan including Mt. Fuji, which has had a profound influence on all of these aspects of Japan, and the theme of cherry blossoms which tell the arrival of spring.