Mitsui Fudosan Group

Art & Design

CONCEPT

A 'stage' in the cityscape where people gather that puts on the air of sophistication

Incorporating the world view of the Japanese tradition Kabuki, we have created a cutting edge 'chic' space. In addition,
the 'dazzle' and 'glamour' that overflow on the street corners of Ginza have been incorporated in the interior design and upholstery. It represents the 'bustle of Japan, the sophistication of Edo'.

Colour concept

The five core colours were set as the colour theme. Blank space was left between each colour to make the best use of each one, with the aim to create a co-existence between glamour and calm.

Millennium greenLarge communal bath (male)、Second floor elevator hall
IndigoLounge、Guest rooms
RedLarge communal bath (female)、Reception、Guest rooms
Gold/silver (oxidised silver)First floor elevator hall、Some guest rooms (art)、Some guest rooms (tea utensils)

DESIGN

Beyond the entrance there is a modern space with a Japanese atmosphere, embellished with a dazzling essence.

The buildings randomly arranged on the grid make you feel the passage of time and history. The motif is Ginza 5 and the stage is the fictional theater 'THEATER HOTEL', which is an arrangement of the Kabuki-za theater of the second generation. You can also see Tsukiji Honganji Temple. The flowers that can be seen everywhere in the painting are the willows of Ginza. The running water pattern is a motif that gives the realisation that this was once the sea. In addition, the large trees placed on the left and right represent life. From the roots to the top of the tree, it shows alife full of power.

Jōtaro Saito

Reception lounge art creator

Jōtaro Saito

Born in Kyoto into a family that has laid the foundation for modern dyeing artists, his grandfather was the late Saizaburo Saito, a dyeing artist, and his father the modern kimono artist Sansai Saito.He made is debut as a kimono artist at 27, pursuing kimono as a fashion that could match a modern space. He makes frequent media appearances and is active as a leading kimono designer and textile artist in Japan. He advocates 'evolution of tradition' and 'a lifestyle of enjoying Japan', and demonstrates his talents in various fields such product and interior design.

The lounge where people gather is designed to resemble the stage of traditional performing arts.

The main lounge is a calm space with a basic theme of indigo. The front of the room features a beautiful painted panel of a Japanese cypress tree with an indigo blue gradient. The small stage at your feet represents the Kabuki stage. And the ceiling features the art of Jotaro Saito, which is a different colour to the mural at the front. The chairs, which were made in Italy, were designed with the image of Japan in mind. Their cherry blossom motif and openwork style add glamour to the space.

There is art and patterns that make you feel 'AMAZING NIPPON' on the way to your room.

Displayed in the elevator hall on the first floor is a work that three-dimensionally expresses the running water pattern of the reception art.The art in the elevator halls on the second to fifteenth floors and the corridors on the second floor expresses the beauty of Japanese landscapes with a contemporary feel, with the motif of performing arts, such as Kabuki.You can feel the tranquility of Japan and the dazzle of Ginza everywhere you go.

First floor elevator hall
  • Gold and silver are the theme colours of the Nishijin fabric front and connecting art pieces.
Guest rooms elevator hall/corridor
  • Washi paper art with the theme of 'Sakura'.
  • Carpet reminiscent of Kabuki actors' makeup.
  • Signs that use the fonts used in Kabuki's external titles and billboards.
  • Similar to the L-shaped panel in front of the guest room windows, the room numbers are based on the imagary of the frame of the stage.
2nd floor elevator hall
  • Washi paper art with the theme of 'bamboo grove'.
2nd floor corridor
  • Washi paper art with the theme of 'autumn leaves'.

The large communal bath has a feeling of openness, and features pine trees and Japanese umbrellas dynamically drawn on the wall, both motifs of traditional Japanese culture. The bath will heal the tiredness of traveling.

The large communal bath is also a space where you can feel the traditional beauty of Japan. Spend an extraordinary time forgetting that you are in the middle of the city with the surrounding images expressed in mosaic tiles, the edges reflected in the windows that look like yukimi shoji (a type of Japanese sliding paper window), and the smooth tones of the background music.

Large communal bath
  • A pure Japanese-style arrangement where you can enjoy a cultural experience unique to Japan.
  • Mosaic tile art with the motif of Kabuki. The men's bath is a pine tree and the women's bath is an umbrella.
  • Black and white checkered granite floor.
  • Oya stone wall.

5-13-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061

+81-3-6226-5131

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