For the 5th “Artist in Hotel Project”, where an entire room is decorated by an artist, the Japanese painter Nobuo Magome chose the theme of “Supernatural beings and the sky”. The work, which began on 16th March, was completed on 4th August.
For “Supernatural beings and the sky”, Magome chose Room 3125, which offers the best view of the sky from the bed. When you enter the room, you are greeted by a big “kappa”(River Being) smiling at you sweetly. The supernatural beings, full of fun, form a line right up to the sky. Clouds, in the shape of 4 gods - the Azure Dragon of the East, Vermilion Bird of the South, the White Tiger of the West, and the Black Turtle of the North - swirl around the “sky” or ceiling light. They watch over the room. And the supernatural beings from the sky slip from the round mirror into the room again, go around the window frame, pass through the kappa's arch, and return to the sky. The artist painted each supernatural being very finely, so the whole work took more than 4 months to complete.
The supernatural beings play, and there’s blue sky everywhere. The supernatural beings painted here are beings which make people happy.
From ancient times, there was a view in Japan that the soul (God) dwells within Nature.