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Hotel Okura Tokyo supports the Arts

2nd August 2010 Print

The prestigious five-star Hotel Okura Tokyo has been actively involved in supporting the Arts for the last 15 consecutive years, through its annual hosting of the Charity Art Collection, monthly hotel lobby concerts and its exceptional contribution to various charitable initiatives.

Even the location of Hotel Okura Tokyo is a delight for any Art lover, with its iconic entrance only a few footsteps away from the Okura Museum of Fine Arts which houses over 2500 eclectic works of art.

Forthcoming exhibition highlights include ‘Seeking Birth in the Pure Land – Japanese Buddhism Art, running from 1 August - 26 September 2010. From 2 October - 19 December 2010, a special exhibition celebrating the ‘300th anniversary of European Porcelain, Meissen Wave’ is a must see, reflecting on the great masters and influences of the 18th Century, as well as revealing an impressive array of painted porcelain dolls, tea and dinner sets.

From 4 - 29 August 2010, Hotel Okura Tokyo‘s Ascot Hall will host its 16th annual Charity Art Collection in partnership with the Corporate Cultural Exchange Committee. The exhibition – Masterpieces of Ikuo Hirayama: Prayer for Peace, features over 50 works of the late Mr Hirayama, looking at the introduction of Buddhism to Japan and preservation of cultural heritage around the world.

This year, the Charity Art Collection is themed around ‘Saving the Children of the World through Art, helping underprivileged children and making donations to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Last year, around 385,000 people attended, raising 150,000,000 Japanese yen (£1,115,294.56).

The Hotel Okura holds a monthly ‘Lobby Concert 25’. Begun in 1987 and taking place the 25th of each month, the free concerts are a showcase of musicians playing mainly classical pieces, whilst hotel guests and the general public can enjoy the concert and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Each year two of the musicians that have performed receive the ‘Hotel Okura Music Award’ and are then presented with a grant and a supplementary prize.

The five-star Hotel Okura Tokyo, flagship property for Japanese hotel company Hotel Okura Co. Ltd., is located in the heart of the Japanese capital. It is one of the city's landmarks and is situated close to the city's main business districts and excitement of the Kasumigaseki, Roppongi, Ginza, and Akasaka areas.Hotel Okura Tokyo is a five-minute walk from the subway and a 70-minute drive from Tokyo's Narita Airport.

A one night stay starts from £244 (35,000 JPY) per room per night for a standard room. A one night stay in a Grand Comfort Double room costs from £348 (50,000 JPY) per room, including access to the Relaxation Nature Court, 10% service charge, 5% tax and accommodation tax £1.40 (200JPY) per person/per night, based on membership of the Okura Club International Membership (OCI).

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