Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host an event entitled “Hina-Matsuri Girls’ Doll Festival Art Exhibition” to help guests celebrate Japan’s cultural event known as Girls’ Doll Festival or Hina-Matsuri from February 1 to March 26, 2020. This highly popular event is held annually and displays some 6,800 magnificent and ornate hanging art ornaments made by hand from old silk cloth. These ornaments are carefully crafted for this exhibition and symbolically reflect the hopes for health and happiness of children. Also, peach flowers are featured as a theme for exhibition, concerts and workshops in this year’s event in keeping with the “Peach Festival” and the belief that peaches lead to longevity as they drive off evil spirits.
Flower-themed works of art exhibition will be held in the 3rd floor Art Lobby area. “Exhibition of Flower Vases without Flowers” displaying vases made of lacquer, pottery, bamboo and other materials will demonstrate the special beauty of vases. In addition, the Japanese painting artist Masatsugu Ito will display his dynamic paintings of “Sakura” cherry blossoms on traditional Japanese sliding-door panels to show guests the elegant beauty of Japanese paintings.
Flower arrangement artist Hiroki Maeno gives a lecture regarding the meaning and pleasures of “Ikebana” Japanese flower arrangement twice a month on Wednesday. Guests can take their flower arrangements home with them to celebrate Girls’ Doll Festival with their families. Moreover, special menu items commemorating the “Hina-Matsuri” Girls’ Doll Festival will be served at seven of our restaurants and lounge during the months of February and March 2020.