TOKYO, Japan – The Millennium Mitsui Garden Hotel Tokyo has collaborated with shops on the 5th floor of Kabukiza Tower to design a plan for visitors to enjoy a genuine sense of kabuki and Japanese culture. The plan was dubbed “I Love Kabuki.”
Three unique experiences have been arranged as special perks in this special plan: an opportunity for visitors to dress in traditional costumes for a photo session; a visit to a gallery dedicated to the art of kabuki; and a chance to enjoy authentic matcha green tea and sweets.
The photo session portion of the plan is offered at Studio Alice Kabuki Photo Studio, where visitors can don traditional Japanese costumes to be captured in portraits. The costumes are designed to be worn over top of regular clothes and there is no need for guests to remove their shoes. Two 2L size portraits with matting will be prepared on-the-spot for guests to take home with them.
At the Kabukiza Gallery, an exhibit based on the theme of kabuki is available to visit. Visitors are invited to learn ways to enjoy kabuki and discover some of its hidden yet fascinating traits. The exhibit currently on display is “The Experiential Space: Learn, Touch, See, and Do – Connect with Kabuki.” Here, visitors do not simply passively admire exhibits of the kabuki stage, but rather touch, manipulate, and make sounds to fully become absorbed in an experience of kabuki that engages all the senses.
In addition, at the Ginza Kabukiza location of Japanese tea shop Jugetsudo, guests are invited to enjoy authentic matcha green tea. This shop is operated by Maruyama Nori, a food maker which has recently celebrated its 160th anniversary. High-grade Japanese fresh confections from Shiose Sohonke are also offered in a set with the green tea. This prestigious maker was established a breathtaking 650 years ago,