Hotel Gajoen Tokyo 90th Anniversary Celebration “HYAKUDAN KAIDAN Exhibition – Glory of Japanese Art”. November 29 〜 December 24, 2018.
English Version : Judy Evans
Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, the “Museum Hotel of Japan Beauty”, is holding a special event in commemoration of the 90th anniversary year of the hotel. The “Hyakudan Kaidan Exhibition – Glory of Japanese Art” runs from Thursday 29 November until Monday 24 December 2018 at Hyakudan Kaidan, a historical wooden building on the hotel site. The iconic building has been designated a Tangible Cultural Asset of Tokyo.
Hyakudan Kaidan was built in 1935 and is the only wooden building still remaining at the hotel. The building gets its name from the long, 99-step staircase that connects its seven former banquet rooms. Known as the “Temple of Art”, the building has hosted various exhibitions in recent years, featuring Japanese-style painting by Kiyokata Kaburaki and Jippo Araki, and many pieces of sculpture, architecture and craft works by renowned artists. This time the exhibition will showcase the charms of the Hyakudan Kaidan building itself.
During the event, commentary on artworks will be provided using hi-tech Motion Graphics. “In the Still Night”, a short film set in the hotel, will be screened during the exhibition period. The film was first released in Paris at Hotel Gajoen Tokyo’s “A Museum Hotel of Japan Beauty” event in November.
In addition to the regular daytime exhibition, the venue will be open in the evenings on Fridays and Saturdays as the “Night Museum”. Guests at the Night Museum will receive a drink ticket which can be redeemed in hotel restaurants. Other activities include guided tours of the Hyakudan Kaidan building, lunch and dinner plans, and accommodation plus exhibition and dinner plans.
Enjoy this opportunity to see the Hyakudan Kaidan during this limited-time special event.
90th Anniversary Special Event “HYAKUDAN KAIDAN Exhibition – Glory of Japanese Art”
Period: Thursday 29 November 2018 – Monday 24 December 2018
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 10:00 – 17:00 (Last entry 16:15); Friday & Saturday 10:00 – 20:00 (Last entry 19:15)
Admission: Adults 1,500 yen *Tickets for Night Museum on Fridays and Saturdays includes a complimentary drink voucher which can be redeemed during dinner at hotel restaurants (except Café Lounge Pandora and Steakhouse Hama).
Venue: Hotel Gajoen Tokyo
*Cameras allowed (no tripod, no flash, no commercial shooting)
Contact: 03-5434-3140 (10：00～18：00, Event Organization)
Ticket Outlets: 【Ticket Counter】Hotel Gajoen Tokyo Lawson Ticket (L Code：32752), Seven Ticket (Seven Code：069624), JTB Leisure Ticket (7-Eleven, Lawson, Family Mart, Circle K Sunkus) 【Internet】E Plus, Rakuten Ticket
Judy Evans is a high school teacher of English and Japanese, and a Japanese-English translator. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and Art History and has studied production horticulture and landscape design. Judy has a keen interest in the internet environment and has administered websites for a number of organisations. She lives on a small farm in rural New Zealand and is a frequent visitor to Japan.