Yutokutaishi Akiyama

Modern artist born in Tokyo in 1935.
He graduated from the Department of Sculpture of Musashino Art School (currently Musashino Art University).
He is known for making a number of tin objects and for performances called Pop Happening.
Aiming to turn politics into pop art, he ran for governor of Tokyo
and his election posters are stored at the National Museum of Art, Osaka and elsewhere.
His artworks have been displayed at the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Tokyo and many other exhibitions. Akiyama, Genpei Akasegawa and Yutaka Takanashi formed the group ''Raika Domei.''

Tatsuo Inose

Painter born in Tochigi Prefecture in 1938.
Inose started his career as an artist when he was 22 and has produced about 10,000 artworks since then.
With his spirit of inquiry, his creative activities
and experiments cover vast areas in the field of arts
-- pastel drawing, water color painting, oil painting, stained glass, print art, computer graphics, etc.
He is also an art lecturer for the information education course of Japan's education ministry.

Sounosuke Yukichika

Japanese-style painter born in Tokyo in 1966.
Sonosuke Yukichika graduated from Tama Art University, having majored in Japanese Painting.
His unique Japanese paintings have been exhibited at the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition.
Recently, he is known for using vivid pink in his works.


Exhibition "Shiodome Art: Night & Day (Bansankai)"

Sept. 17 (Mon.)-Nov. 25 (Sun.), 2012

Yutokutaishi Akiyama(Modern artist) | Tatsuo Inose(Painter) | Sounosuke Yukichika(Painter)
Admission Free / Open every day
(*There maybe occasions due to events in The Loungewhen viewing is not possible)

The crisp air of winter sets the stage for a clear view of artworks. ''Shiodome '' features Tatsuo Inose's collage
on colored papers with gold and silver leaf which will remind viewers of a kaleidoscope, Sonosuke Yukichika's vivid
and modern Japanese paintings and Yutokutaishi Akiyama's humorous tin object. The exhibition also displays
classic Japanese paintings, such as hand-drawn Ukiyoe of the Edo Period representing Edo Culture. We sincerely
hope you will enjoy some winter nights and days at the hotel.
Speaking of ''Bansankai'' - ''ban'' means night and ''san'' means light or day.

[Cooperation]: Hagurodo (www.hagurodo.jp *Japanese only) / [Produced by] Creativecreative unit moon(www.moooon.jp)
[Video Production]:antymark (http://antymark.com/ *Japanese only)
※During the duration of the event, works by Antymark,
a visual arts creative unit, related to the exhibition will be projected on a large screen in the atrium.

:Hand-painted Ukiyo-e 
Ukiyo-e, a renowned form of Japanese art, emerged after an era of unrest and conflict.
Compared with the printed versions, paintings which were hand drawn by artists are called ''Nikuhitsu Ukiyo-e'' (hand-painted Ukiyo-e). 
They also are historical materials which reflect the culture of different eras through depicted characters,
such as beautiful women or actors, and landscapes. Ink was used for painting black, while chalk and pigments were used for colors.