Experience the beautiful old Japan in a nostalgic world full of Taisho romance! Hotel Gajoen Tokyo is a must-see!

Hotel Gajoen Tokyo will hold a special exhibition “Taisho Roman x Hyakudandan – The Nostalgic World Invited by Great Literature” from March 25, 2023 (Sat) to June at the “Hyakudandan”, a tangible cultural property designated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. It will be held until the 11th (Sun).

Illustrations and spatial exhibitions that express the works of great writers

The special exhibition “Taisho Roman x Hyakudan -The Nostalgic World Invited by Great Literature-” is a “Maiden’s Bookshelf” where popular contemporary illustrators express the stories spun by great writers such as Junichiro Tanizaki and Osamu Dazai with their unique sensibilities. realized through collaboration. Set in the retro architecture “Hyakudandan”, which was built as the third building of the former Meguro Gajoen, there will be a panel exhibition of illustrations and a space exhibition that reproduces the scenes related to the story.

6 works including Osamu Dazai’s “Hazakura and the Magic Flute” & Junichiro Tanizaki’s “Secret”

The stories picked up are 6 works published from the Meiji to the early Showa period, even among modern literature. Sakutaro Hagiwara’s “Nekomachi”, Atsushi Nakajima’s “Sangetsuki”, Osamu Dazai’s “Hazakura and the Magic Flute”, Mimei Ogawa’s “Moonlit Night and Glasses”, Kyoka Izumi’s “Surgical Room”, Junichiro Tanizaki’s “Secret” was vividly expressed by six artists.

The music played at the venue is an original piece created by musician Takeshi Yoda for the exhibition. The spatial exhibition that makes the most of the dignified feeling of a real wooden building will be even more exciting.

In addition, it is also recommended to wear a retro kimono and enjoy the “Taisho Romance x Hyakudandan ~The Nostalgic World Invited by Great Literature~”. How about becoming a character in the story and immersing yourself in the world of Taisho romance?


Special Exhibition “Taisho Romance x Hyakudandan – Nostalgic World Invited by Writers”

【Exhibition Period】 Saturday, March 25, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023
【Hour】 11:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:30)
【Venue】 Hotel Gajoen Tokyo Tokyo designated tangible cultural property “100 steps”
【Address】 1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
【Price】 [Weekdays] Same-day ticket 1,200 yen/students 600 yen [Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays] Same-day ticket 1,500 yen/students 800 yen
*Free for preschoolers, students must present student ID

【Sales Place】 Hotel Gajoen Tokyo (general admission ticket) / Official online ticket (general admission ticket, goods included)
【Official Website】 https://www.hotelgajoen-tokyo.com/100event/roman2023