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Water is a symbol of Nihonbashi, as the area prospered because of the canals
which served as the transportation network for the area.
There are a variety of modern works made with traditional materials such as lacquer
that have water as a theme that decorate everywhere from the entrance on the 1st floor to the guest rooms.
Each of these pieces of art tell a story.

1st floor entrance

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Chairs of Water Reflection

Takeharu Nakabayashi

The piece gives praise to Nihonbashi which developed along aside the canals, and prays for the future development of Nihonbashi. The boats are full of glistening water.

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Ryumon

Takeharu Nakabayashi

The water pattern often seen on Edo patterned kimono provides relief.

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Colorful shapes

Chisa Imamura

The water drop shaped bottles are made in the image of the water from Nihonbashi River. Moisture and glitter are motifs for these pieces. These elements come together, giving color to the relaxing hotel.

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Chairs of Water Reflection

Takeharu Nakabayashi

The piece gives praise to Nihonbashi which developed along aside the canals, and prays for the future development of Nihonbashi. The boats are full of glistening water.

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Water Tapestry – Nihonbashi

Yui Higashibata

The streets of Nihonbashi, which is the center for history, culture and commerce, is the motif for this piece made out of panels. When looked at from afar you can enjoy the variety of colors and structures of the piece. When you near the piece you can enjoy the texture.

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Investigating the Water

Takenaka Engineering Firm

It is an instrument which plays the the sparkle of the water. The refreshingness like that of sparkling wine and the specialness have been represented by the foam pillars, which also represent rain. This have provided this special atmosphere for you in which you can spend a special time.

9th Floor (Lobby, lounge, hallway)

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A glowing cloud

Chisa Imamura

The piece, representing the Nihonbashi River, is made out of glass to give it a vibrance. The shape represents mist and clouds, both products of water. This piece of art gives a special touch to the hotel lobby.

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Garden of gleams

Tomohiro Kano

This traditional dry landscape garden was made in between buildings. Experience the changes of light throughout the day in this quiet space. You will be able to enjoy the sound of your heart as well as the sound of nature.

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Oriental flower

Yoshinori Naruse

The motif of this piece is a lotus (which is a symbol of purity in the east), and represents the forever changing flowers and leaves. The piece has been made by melting together tin. As a result the transparent petals overlap to create a beautiful piece that can only be made with tin. The shadow of this piece can also be enjoyed.

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Investigating the Water

Takenaka Engineering Firm

It is an instrument which plays the the sparkle of the water. The refreshingness like that of sparkling wine and the specialness have been represented by the foam pillars, which also represent rain. This have provided this special atmosphere for you in which you can spend a special time.

Room (Premier Twin)

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Drawing wave

Takeharu Nakabayashi

The facial expression of water has been captured in the lines of this piece. Although the living room is a relaxing space we have designed to use a dynamic design of a boat representing the liveliness of Nihonbashi. The bedroom side as a quiet design which features the water’s surface on a peaceful night.

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Shadow of Grasses – Black・Gold

Yui Higashibata

To convey the flexibility and strength of plants, gold dust and mother-of-pearl have been used in this piece. This piece depicts the moisture that runs through plants and liveliness.

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Shadow of Grasses – Black・Raden

Yui Higashibata

To convey the flexibility and strength of plants, gold dust and mother-of-pearl have been used in this piece. This piece depicts the moisture that runs through plants and liveliness.

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Long wine glass "Kometsunagi" Crimson,Lapis lazuri

Edo Kiriko (Cut Glassware) [Ryuichi Kumakura]

These wine glasses use the crimson and lapis lazuli which are commonly used in Edo kiriko glassware. The kiriko pattern is “Kome Tsunagi”, an original pattern by Hanasho Ryuichi Kumakura who has received praise from both in Japan and from abroad. The glassware was used as gifts at the 2008 G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit.

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Crane-necked vase / Shidare cherry blossom

Edo Shikki (Lacqureware) [Shintaro Ataka]
Glass object[Flower: Chisa Imamura, Branch: Takeharu Nakabayashi]

Shintaro Ataka, who has been designated a Tokyo technician of excellence (Tokyo Master) by the metropolitan governor, has added the flowers of other artists into his own industrial arts and lacquer ware.

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