022 Imperial Suite Room - Like an Art Museum

2018.4.6 Fri.

Located on the 41st floor of Keio Plaza Hotel’s main building, the Imperial Suite Room was designed by Isamu Kenmochi, who is known as the pioneer of Japanese interior design. Together with his self-produced furniture and fixtures, as well as artwork from distinguished artists, till today Kenmochi’s original design is being kept, as it was first created.
In the spacious living room, the first piece of artwork to captivate one’s attention is the 6-panel Yayoi Japanese folding screen by the well-known Master of Japanese painting, Matazo Kayama. Kayama created this original piece of work after Kenmochi’s words; “Art from the Momoyama period is the hallmark of Japanese decorative art techniques. This is world-class art.” With other works like, Kiichi Sumikawa’s Woodwork art “Peacock” and Isamu Noguchi’s “AKARI” in the living room, Hiroshi Awatsuji’s Tapestry art in the lounge area, Toko Shinoda’s Ink wash painting, Yusuke Aida’s Ceramic art “Pipe”, and Jyoichi Yamamoto’s Bronze sculpture “Shigi” in the parlor, and Ryoichi Shigeta’s abstract painting in the bedroom. Art from various genres featured as an essential part of the interior design representing Japan back in those days can also be found carefully displayed around the suite. The Imperial Suite Room’s “Japanese Modern” design, harmonizes elements from the East and West, and is as luxurious as a museum. It is a unique space that speaks of the hotel’s history through distinguished art and design.