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The 24th Artist Room on the theme of "Kabuki", which was started by artist OZ – Yamaguchi Keisuke on June 20, 2016, continued the work for 16 days while staying at the hotel, and completed it on July 5, 2016.

“I feel the "beauty of Japan" has, since ancient times, continued to live on in the essence of everything Japanese, such as thought, faith, culture and art”, says OZ - Yamaguchi Keisuke. The art on the wall is created based on “Yanone”, an auspicious program usually performed in Kabuki shows during the New Year and captures the beauty of Japanese culture which encompasses ambiguity and reality.

Created using graceful, flowing circles and curves, the drawing of the horse on the wall gives a vibrant and dynamic feel to the room. The artist has used a bold composition consisting of only arms and legs to express the movement of Kabuki. Its sense of presence is effectively conveyed through the circles drawn to conceal reality. The bright red color stands out from the soft-colored wall. In contrast, drawn lightly on the opposite side of the bed are plums used as Kabuki props. When you open the closet, you will be greeted by sullen-faced Joruri whose singing voices seem almost audible even today. In addition, another highlight of this room is its bathroom. Soaking in the bath while enjoying the impressive painting is definitely a first-class experience.

Enjoy an eccentric stay at the Artist Room Kabuki.

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Artist in Hotel 汐留
OZ-Yamaguchi Keisuke
Artist in Hotel 汐留

Kabuki, typical of the art and culture of Japan.
It is said that it comes from the Japanese word “kabuku”, signifying flashy costumes and behavior outside the norm - an unusual state of being.
I feel the “beauty of Japan” has, since ancient times, continued to live on in the essence of everything Japanese, such as thought, faith, culture and art. Its form may be ambiguous as the gods lurking in all things, but its presence has a reality too. I think this is one way of expressing something out of the ordinary, which is denoted by the word “kabuku”.

While focusing my thoughts on “Kabuki”, I expressed its dual nature, ambiguity and reality, as seen through my eyes. I hope you enjoy this world of OZ, which awaits you beyond after you open the door.

OZ - Yamaguchi Keisuke