Keio Plaza Hotel Hosts an Exhibition of Chopsticks

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo1 (KPH) will host an exhibition of chopsticks2 and other dining utensils, which are representative of Japanese artistic sense from September 15th to 29th on the art lobby. In addition to the display, special menus with a gift of chopsticks and the special accommodation plan3 packaged with washoku (Japanese cuisine) dinner and a gift of chopsticks engraved with guest s initials will be offered.

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This year marks the fourth year that the Chopstick Exhibition will be held and it is designed to show both overseas and Japanese guests the cultural beauty reflected in chopsticks as an art form. Because foreign visitors now account for 70% of the guests staying at the Keio Plaza Hotel, we endeavor to make their stay in Japan more enjoyable through the provision of exhibitions to deepen their understanding of Japan and gifts for them to take home as reminders of their visit to Japan.

At the exhibition, in addition to displaying how Japanese artistically set up their dining tables, chopsticks and many other items will also be on sale for guests to purchase. Various chopsticks that reflect themes and colors of the various seasons and use Wakasa, Wajima, and Tsugaru paints and other black painting techniques, representative of the Japanese sense of beauty known as wabi, sabi, will be on display.

For our overseas guests, we will offer special accommodation package that allows them to get a taste of Japanese culture while staying at our hotel. The package includes a traditional Japanese meal called Sakura Dinner that allows guests to sample tempura, sushi and sukiyaki at our Japanese restaurant Kagari. Chopsticks custom engraved with our guests initials will be presented to them along with their meal to take home as presents.

About the Keio Plaza Hotel
Keio Plaza Hotel (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 20 restaurants and bars, and we host a wide range of local and international guests who visit us for our open and welcoming facilities, top notched services, and warm hospitality.

For more information about our facilities and services, please visit our website at http://www.keioplaza.com5 or Facebook6.

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