Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Introduces the 400 Years History of Japan’s Traditional Art
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), one of Japan’s most prestigious international hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host “the 39th Arita and Imari Porcelain Exhibition – The Old and the New in Harmony” from July 1 to August 5, 2019, introducing to guests the Arita and Imari porcelain, the first ceramics made in the southern island of Kyushu, Japan. “Ko-Imari” (or old-Imari) porcelain which became popular art items amongst European aristocrats during the 17th century Edo Period and beautiful porcelain items made by the renowned pottery makers that have evolved over the 400 years history of the art will be on display. Also, eight renowned and modern porcelain makers from the Arita and Imari regions of Saga Prefecture in Kyushu will display their products and be available for sale. In addition, seven of our restaurants will serve specially prepared foods using Arita and Imari porcelain. Many guests can purchase porcelain products after dining at our restaurants and actually seeing and feeling them.
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Specially prepared Japanese foods using Arita and Imari tableware served throughout July 2019 to commemorate the 39th annual Arita and Imari Porcelain Exhibition. (Photo: Business Wire)
Space producer and Japan Party Planner Association Chairman Yoko Maruyama and her associates will create special coordinated table settings using porcelain dishes to demonstrate how to beautifully integrate porcelain into daily lifestyles for the enjoyment of exhibition participants.
This year marks the 39th time that this fair has been held, and is a reflection of the strong interest in Arita and Imari porcelain products. This exhibition is also designed to provide our international guests, who account for over 75% of total guests, with an opportunity to experience the beauty of Japan’s traditional Arita and Imari porcelain products.
About the Keio Plaza Hotel
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo (KPH), located in Shinjuku at the very heart of the nation’s capital Tokyo, is one of Japan’s leading international hotels. Our hotel boasts of over 15 restaurants and bars, and we host a wide range of local and international guests who visit us for our welcoming facilities, warm hospitality and unique services that allow them to experience Japanese culture, including our wedding kimono experience, tea ceremony and many others. For more information about our facilities and services, please visit our website, YouTube, Facebook or Instagram.
Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
Keiko Kawashima, +81-3-5322-8010
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