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Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Starts “Ikebana” Flower Arrangement Workshops

August 19, 2017 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo, one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, starts special 45 minute classes to teach overseas guests about “Ikebana” flower arrangement which will be held on every other Thursday beginning from August in a private room for JPY3,000 per participant. Instruction and commentary will be provided by the renowned flower arrangement artist Hiroki Maeno.

Flower arrangement artist Hiroki Maeno has created special and unique flower arrangements for display in the main lobby of our hotel with each change of the seasons, four times a year. His newest flower arrangement will be 2.7 meters wide by 5 meters tall and made from bamboo, greeneries and white enkianthus, which are symbolic of cool in Japan, to provide aesthetic relief from the summer heat. This arrangement will be displayed from August 4 to 18, 2017 for all hotel guests to enjoy. The Keio Plaza Hotel has offered “Ikebana” flower arrangement workshops to guests staying at our hotel on an ad hoc basis until now, but in response to strong demand we will now begin offering these workshops on a regular basis and to a wider audience that includes visitors not staying at our Hotel.

Over 75% of the guests staying at the Keio Plaza Hotel are overseas visitors from over 100 different countries. Therefore, the Keio Plaza Hotel hosts various events throughout the year including live Koto Japanese harp performances and other traditional Japanese craft exhibitions as opportunities for our guests to experience the beauty of Japanese traditional culture. As part of our cultural experience programs, our hotel also provides events to experience Japanese tea ceremony at our tea room facilities, and to wear traditional Japanese kimono wedding gowns.

“Ikebana” Flower Arrangement Workshops

Date:

The 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month
*For this month: August 24 (Thursday), 2017
Time: 4:30p.m. to 5:15p.m.
Location: Private room Family Parlor “Emerald”, 9th Floor of the South Tower
(Limited to about 6 guests for both staying guests and visitors)
Fee: JPY3,000 per adult (Includes flower materials, service fees and taxes)
Instructor: Ikebana Flower Arrangement Artist Hiroki Maeno
Reservations: Please contact “Guest Relations Desk,” or dial #7 from within our hotel.

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