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[Hotel Gajoen Tokyo] A New Year’s experience that delves deeply into Japanese traditions and richness

2023.12.03

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo will hold a New Year’s event on January 1 (Mon) and 2 (Tue), 2024, featuring a New Year’s buffet and a variety of family-friendly events.

Workshop

Painting of lucky charms
The sound of clay bells is said to have the power to ward off evil, and they have also been decorated as good luck charms to invite good fortune.

Candy fashioned in human and animal forms
A traditional crafted confectionery that has been handed down since the Edo period. You will make a dragon, the Chinese zodiac sign for the year 2024, using only a handful of scissors. In addition to the workshop, there will be a demonstration and sales.

Mizujiki work
Mizuhiki, which are used to hang congratulatory gift bags and gifts, have their own meanings in terms of color, number of strings, and the way they are tied. While learning the tradition of Mizuhiki, we will arrange them into chopstick rests and accessories.

Flowering Calligraphy
Calligraphy is a colorful form of calligraphy in which you can put your thoughts and feelings on the letters of your choice. Please enjoy this new art form with its fascinating overlapping colors.

Performance

Koto and Shakuhachi live performance
The public areas on the first and second floors will be filled with the elegant sounds of the Koto and Shakuhachi, featuring Japanese music appropriate for the New Year.

Street performing
In addition to big tricks such as umbrella spinning, they will perform traditional Japanese arts such as paper cutting, in which they skillfully manipulate scissors.

Shishimai
The liveliness of the lion dance, which is said to bring good health in the coming year if a lion bites you on the head, creates a lively New Year’s celebration.

Blooming Calligraphy Performance
The artist’s brush strokes are lively, beautiful, and dynamic, creating works of art with a sense of movement.

New Year Location Photography

The entrance to the Japanese-style banquet hall, which has been relocated and recreated from the arts and crafts that decorated the main entrance of Meguro Gajoen, the predecessor of Hotel Gajoen Tokyo, which opened in 1931, will be open to the public for a special viewing, and a professional photographer will be available to take commemorative photos.

Kimono Rental

At the beginning of a new year, we want to express purity and cheerfulness with a new spirit. By wearing an authentic kimono with a classical pattern that brings good luck, you can enjoy a more festive New Year’s celebration. It is also recommended for New Year’s visits to nearby temples.

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[Hoshinoya Tokyo] “New Year’s Kabuki Stay” brings the hospitality of an Edo Period theatrical teahouse to the present day.

Hoshinoya Tokyo, a Japanese-style inn located in Otemachi, Tokyo, will again this year host the “New Year Kabuki Stay” program, a two-day and one-night stay from January 5 to 26, 2024.
For people living in Edo, one of their New Year’s pleasures was to watch Kabuki, and it was a chic way to spend the New Year. Theatrical teahouses supported this way of enjoying Kabuki. In addition to arranging tickets to the theater, the teahouses delighted patrons by providing a complete range of services, including plot notes, tea, sweets, makunouchi box lunches, and snacks and drinks (*1). Hoshinoya Tokyo offers a stay to celebrate the New Year with hospitality similar to the theatrical teahouses of the time.

*1: Tomizawa, Yoshihide and Fujita, Yosuke (2012). The Latest Kabuki Dictionary. Kashiwa Shobo.

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