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A celebration of color and light

Wa No Akari X Hyakudan Kaidan

An exhibition dedicated to Japanese color and light

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: Hotel Gajoen, Meguro When: Early Jul - Early Sep 2021

The Wa No Akari x Hyakudan Kaidan exhibition started in 2015 as a way to showcase various illuminated pieces from both private individuals and organizations, and includes displays from iconic cultural events including the Aomori Nebuta Matsuri and Nagasaki Lantern Festival. The exhibition takes place at Meguro's Hotel Gajoen, famous for its "Hyakudan Kaidan", or one hundred stairs, which has been designated as a Tangible Cultural Asset of Tokyo.

This year's exhibition runs from July 6th through to September 1st, and tickets can be purchased online (in English) via the hotel's website. Online tickets are priced at ¥1300 for adult admission, a slight discount from the regular price of ¥1600.

Getting there

The Wa No Akari x Hyakudan Kaidan 2019 event is held at Hotel Gajoen's Hyakudan Kaidan building, located approximately three minutes on foot from Meguro Station's West Exit.

The station is accessible via the JR Yamanote Line, Tokyu Meguro Line, or on the Namboku or Mita subway lines.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Sleiman Azizi a year ago
What a curiously interesting concept for an exhibition. The hotel is a definite promotion for elegance and style.
Kim B Author a year ago
I think it's such a neat way of getting to explore pieces from different regions and events in the one spot!
Elena Lisina a year ago
Sounds like great exhibition. I'd like to visit if to manage to squize it into my plan!
Elena Lisina a year ago
If to go to Tohoku in the beginning of August, it's possible to catch 4 festivals as they are not on the same days: Nebuta Matsuri in Aomori, then Kanto Matsuri in Akita, then Yamagata Hanagasa Matsuri and the last - Sendai Tanabata Matsuri.